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