In Advanced Measurement and Geometry Using LEGO® Bricks— Student Edition, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn about measurement and geometry, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes— LEGO® bricks!
After students have mastered the basic understanding of measurement systems, the application of the geometric relationships of measures, such as perimeter, area, and volume, are appropriate next steps for learning. Modeling with LEGO® bricks, students will engage in problem-solving activities that expand their knowledge of:
• understanding and using the formulas for perimeter and area
• relationship between perimeter and area
• surface area
• relationship between surface area and volume
The book progresses through these topics in modules, moving from more basic to more complex in each chapter. Most students learn these advanced measurement and geometry topics between grades 4 - 6.
Using LEGO® bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative. It’s fun to learn when you’re using LEGO® bricks!