Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts
I was not one of those LEGO® kids growing up. Sure, my brothers had LEGO bricks, and every so often I’d kidnap some tiny LEGO men for a make-believe game. But I didn’t truly appreciate the engineering capacity of those studded plastic bricks. They were just so rigidly rectangular! As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate LEGO, both for its rectilinear aesthetic, and even more so, for its mathematical might. In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative!
IMLC · WeSketch
Versatile. Tools that can be used to create diagrams, cycles, and more! Teachers have used WeSketch to allow students to collaborate on homework and projects more easily in the classroom or at home. Instead of having five students crouded around one sheet of paper, each student has their own tablet and can make changes that the other students can see.
The Minecraft Teacher
Back to school. Long time no post. So one day I had this idea to use Minecraft in my class. It worked really, really well. It was transformative for both my students and myself. It was like discovering a new secret power to reach into the minds of kids.
DRAGONBOX ALGEBRA - The game that secretly teaches algebra
ALGEBRAlisa Get it now! The Most Fun Way To Learn Algebra DragonBox is a series of learning tools for algebra that can teach anyone to solve equations by turning algebra into an intuitive and motivating game.