Besides being an awesome toy and creative medium, LEGO can be also used for teaching purposes. In fact LEGO bricks are quite common in classrooms and after-class programs to teach anything from math-skills to engineering, robotics, and more. I found this fun little video the other day where LEGO bricks are used to teach fractions – something that is quite difficult to grasp at first. Check it out. 🙂
If you or your kids are having trouble understanding fractions, you can use LEGO bricks to help visualize how the concept works. The shape of LEGO bricks, and the fact that the different sizes are fractions of each other, as well as the placement of the studs all help to see what fractions are about.
What do you think? How did you like the video? Have you used LEGO before to visualize a concept or as a teaching tool? Feel free to share your own experiences and ideas in the comment section below! 😉
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