Using LEGO manipulatives for teaching base ten math

This isn’t a new idea — there are a number of good online resources for using LEGO bricks for teaching base 10 math skills.  But a few months ago, before I found those resources, I had the idea of using the number of dots on plate pieces to show 1, 10 and 100 to Jacob.  LEG) is pretty much built on a base 2×4 format so I thought plates would be best  to keep the size down.   Thankfully, I have a substantial number of LEGO and it was easy to create the manipulatives.

LEGO manipulatives base 10

I can’t wait to use LEGO to teach fractions!



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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.

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