Lego is a phenomenal super-toy, which helps stimulate kids’ creativity, imagination, as well as logical thinking.

School teacher Alycia Zimmerman does not only use it as a toy, but also as a great aid to develop basic math skills among her young minds. Lego blocks, she finds, are good tool to explain fractions, squares and other mathematical concepts.

“In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative,” she writes in an article for Scholastic that goes more into depth about these bricks’ potential uses.

Part vs. whole

270

Fractions

358

453

Square numbers

550

Mean, median, mode, and range

648

More info: scholastic.com and designyoutrust

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