In Basic Measurement Using LEGO® Bricks—Student Edition, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn about measurement, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Measurement is one of the most useful mathematics strands in everyday life. Telling time, spending money, and measuring liquids, lengths, area, and perimeter are activities people perform regularly. Starting in the early elementary years, the activities in this book help students understand the concept of an attribute and provide numerous opportunities to explore measurement of various attributes.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn:
• customary liquid measures
• metric system
• standard and non-standard units
Each chapter focuses on a specific topic of measurement. Most students learn the foundation of basic measurement between grades K–3 or 4.
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!