## Exploring Series with LEGO

LEGO is ideally suited for series as you can see the relation to the times table very easily. The series can then be represented more imaginatively by building models based on the series.  Problems like two light house with different sequences can be modelled and the overlapping interval visually found

## Number Bonds Explored

1. Number Bond Models Make a models which represent the addition of different numbers, see below: Presently the limitation is in the block sizes;  LEGO has 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,12,16.  We really could do with the following bricks 5×2, 5×1 and 7×1.  Perhaps we can persuade LEGO of the advantage of this molding.

## Times Tables Via LEGO

1. Show and build Aspects of times tables encourage the students to add in blocks of 8 and look for patterns 2. Partner Work as a system of testing This is 3d version of times table testing done in pairs.  However the twist interests students: 3. Times Table Model Partner Qiz. Make a model  ofContinue reading “Times Tables Via LEGO”

## Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014

LEGO® Engineering Conference – 24 September 2013, 9am – 5.30pm Purpose: Incorporating LEGO® Robotics in Computing, Science, Maths, and D&T education LEGO® Education and the Department of Computer Science at Warwick are partnering to present a LEGO®Engineering Conference. Student engagement is vital for every successful educator and getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics isContinue reading “Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014”

## Study into the motivational use of LEGO

A Study of Motivation and Problem Solving Using LEGO® Education BuildToExpress™ in Elementary Social Studies Lessons by Cindy Little, Ph.D. BaylorUniversity BuildToExpress™ is a process that focuses on developing academic, social, and cognitive skills in individuals from ages six to adult. The process uses LEGO® Education Expressions Sets that allow for the building of thoughtsContinue reading “Study into the motivational use of LEGO”

## Lego Based Maths Reviewed

This is a review of the potential of using lego to build a maths curriculum: 1. The use of simple blocks and models to create primary lessons There is a huge room for use of Lego in the primary curriculum.  It needs structuring a nd codifying but I think it could be a real hit.Continue reading “Lego Based Maths Reviewed”