In Fraction Division Using LEGO® Bricks—Student Edition, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn how to divide fractions, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Fractions typically make up the largest percentage of most standardized tests and are one of the most complicated mathematical content areas for elementary school students. Too often, students do not understand why they need to know how to compute with fractions or why certain procedures work. The activities in this book provide clear visual representations of fractions and the operation of multiplication. Students learn the “why” behind the math, not simply the rote procedures for dividing fractions.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks helpstudents learn how to:
• conceptualize what fraction division means
• divide a fraction by a fraction
• divide a whole number by a fraction
• divide a mixed number by a fraction
• use fraction division in real-world situations
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts 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!