# LEGO Math for Elementary School

Math for elementary age students involves learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, telling time, fractions, graphing and lots of memorizing. Unfortunately, somewhere in the middle of all these symbols and numbers, many children come to the conclusion that they just *hate* math.

The secret to helping children learn to love math is to make it **real **by bringing math into your everyday life situations. And what is more real and everyday life than LEGO bricks! Let’s make math fun!

One way that you incorporate LEGO bricks into your math curriculum is by creating your own LEGO addition/subtraction/multiplication/division worksheets like the one above. You could use images of LEGO bricks instead of numbers or you could simply place actual LEGO bricks on a sheet of paper with symbols in between them. Download a sample LEGO multiplication and division worksheet like the one above.

A boring old 12×12 multiplication chart can become a thing of beauty to a LEGO-lover simply by adding a couple images of those wondrous building blocks to the chart. Download the LEGO multiplication chart like the one above.

Fractions are often the most enjoyable math concept for for a teacher to teach and for a student to learn. There are many fantastic ways to teach fractions using food – cutting pizza or sandwiches, dividing up piles of M&M’s or Cheerios. How about using LEGO bricks for fractions? You could place several red bricks in a large pile of blue bricks and have your child figure out what fraction represents the red bricks. For another example, try stacking a tower of bricks and figure out what fraction of the bricks are a certain size. I’ve created a set of LEGO fractions worksheet for you to download like the one above.

We love graphing here at my house. You can do so much with the data you gather from graphing! Given that I was a statistician and analyst before I became a mom, data sets are near and dear to my heart.

Above, we grabbed a large cupful of LEGO bricks and graphed how many of each color were in the random pile. Download the LEGO graphing by color and size worksheets like the one above.

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Oh, I know my kids will love these…I am so thankful for all of your research….it is wonderful to be able to share and learn with others….there is only so much time in a day..only so much one Mom can do!

I’m printing a couple of these out RIGHT NOW!!

Thanks!

I’m printing these out too!!! How fabulous!

Woo-hoo! Thank you for sharing! Math is not our fave here but this will move it up, for sure!

Yay! This is the point we’re at… I totally need to use legos at math time! My little guy will love this. =)

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!

I am interested in anything using legos teaching math. We are on pre Algebra Thanks

Debbie DuBois

Thank you so much for your sharing! I know Lego math will be great for us.

Yeah a math lesson that my 9 yr old can do with her 7 and 5 yr old siblings… Lego lovers here!!!

THANK YOU

Great idea! My son is really good in Math but extra practice with Legos would be awesome. Thanks for sharing this.

this is so awesome thanks for sharing this

Interested in the Lego themed workbooks coming out – what an awesome site!

Would love more info on the Ebooks for legos?? What a great set you have put together, thank you for sharing!!!

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Thank you!

Yaaa, i love this and i think it can also help kids mainly those that are blind can benefit a lot from Lego. thank you for sharing.