12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom
LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. That’s one of the things that make them so useful to teachers. Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re getting away with something. They actually get to play with LEGO Bricks in class? The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Using LEGO Bricks to Teach Math Visually Many students are visual learners and will have an easier time grasping mathematical concepts if they can see them demonstrated in a visually compelling way. 1. Photo courtesy of LEGO Education 2. A square piece with four studs helps students see what 2×2 looks like. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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