This is the revised edition of Basic Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks - Teacher Edition by Dr. Shirley Disseler.
The first edition of Teaching Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks was the very first book written in the 22-book Brick Math series. Author Dr. Shirley Disseler went back to this best-selling book and thought it was time for an update. The second edition has lots of new illustrations of the brick models as well as several new chapters with content that was not included in the original book. Here's what's new in this second edition:
- The "fraction train" - Dr. Disseler's own copyrighted method for teaching how to find the least common denominator
- Comparing and ordering fractions with unlike denominators
- How to add and subtract mixed numbers
The Basic Fractions book also includes all the topics from the first edition to help students learn:
- How to recognize fractions
- The vocabulary of fractions
- How to define a whole and represent parts of different-sized wholes
- Equivalent fractions
- How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators
- How to represent and understand mixed numbers
Basic Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks is available in both Teacher and Student Editions. The Teacher Edition is the lesson guide for the teacher to follow, with step-by-step lessons and full-color illustrations of the brick models students will build as you teach. The Student Edition is the workbook that each student uses to draw their completed models, answer questions about the lessons, and explain their thought process in writing, and each chapter has an assessment so you can easily tell if your students are mastering the concepts.
The book starts with the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 2 – 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!