As it turns out, LEGOs are only good at hurting unsuspecting feet, they’re also good at making math easier for children.
Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd-grade teacher in New York, has found a novel way to make math easier – not to mention infinitely less boring – for little kids. She uses the colourful bricks to explain various mathematical concepts like addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, fractions, even median and range!
‘As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate LEGO, both for its rectilinear aesthetic, and even more so, for its mathematical might’, Zimmerman explains. ‘In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative’.
How come no one came up with this system when I was failing math in grade school, high school, and college? Head on over here to read more about this innovative and playful teaching method.
Via Design You Trust