basics of multiplication, using a common toy available in most
classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Multiplication is not simply the rote memorization of times tables.
Students need to understand multiplication concepts. LEGO®
bricks are the perfect manipulative to help students model,
utilizing their creative and logical processes together.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help
• the meaning of multiplication as repeated addition
• the vocabulary of multiplication
• basic multiplication facts
• one-digit multiplication
• two-digit and larger multiplication
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on
a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these
concepts between grades 2 – 5.
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!