101 manipulative lessons with LEGO®

This page contains links to ideas for using LEGO® bricks to explore mathematical concepts.  My aim, over time, is to create a list of 101 different activities related to mathematics and maths teaching.  Each idea or concept is shown only using a picture, you should be able to work out how to introduce or use it for yourself – otherwise it wouldn’t be fun!

  1. Equivalent fractions 1
  2. Triangle numbers
  3. Square numbers as the sum of two triangle numbers
  4. Algebra – (a + b)2 – Why is ab green?
  5. Gauss’s EΥΡHKA! num = Δ + Δ + Δ
  6. Sierpinski Triangle in lexicographically ordered 4-argument AND
  7. Sum of infinite series 1 – Σ(½^n) → 1
  8. Sum of infinite series 1 – Σ(⅓^n) → ½
  9. Sum of infinite series 1 – Σ(¼^n) → ⅓
  10. Sum of odd numbers as square numbers
  11. Pythagoras’ Theorem
  12. Sierpinski carpet
  13. Box fractal
  14. Haferman carpet
  15. Cantor square fractal
  16. Cantor dust
  17. Sieve of Eratoshenes (unique prime factors)
  18. Multiplication tower
  19. Number bonds – arithmetic (1 – 5)
  20. Number bonds – multiplication (1 – 5)

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12 responses to “101 manipulative lessons with LEGO®

  1. Since this is a page, you won’t get updates when I add new resources. To keep up to date with new additions, please subscribe to the Comments RSS Feed for this blog. You’ll find it at the bottom of the page, on the right. Alternatively, you can click here.

  2. Up to 11 now – I am especially pleased with the Pythagoras!

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  4. I have now added seven more images to the series: five of them are related to exploring fractals (compare with number 6), the other two are related to multiplication – identifying unique prime factors through the sieve of Eratosthenes, and a multiplication tower (for 1 – 5).

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  6. Next is the couple of images related to number bonds for arithmetic from 1 to 5. The multiplication version can also be related to equivalent fractions… for the more inventive amongst you!

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  10. Thanks for sharing, Colin! I featured your tower in the big gallery here: http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/2014/02/multiplicationtowers/

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