Learning Fractions Using LEGO Bricks: Student Edition (Paperback)
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Please note: A newer edition of this book entitled Basic Fractions Using LEGO(R) Bricks: Student Edition is now available on Amazon.This is the student edition to accompany "Teaching Fractions Using LEGO(R) Bricks" and should be used in conjunction with that book.
In Learning Fractions Using LEGO(R) Bricks: Student Edition, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn the basics of fractions, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes-LEGO(R) bricks
Many students struggle with learning fractions. Teachers struggle, too, in finding ways to teach the concepts. LEGO(R) bricks help students learn the mathematical concepts through modeling.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO(R) bricks help students learn how to: - recognize fractions- use the vocabulary of fractions- define a whole and represent parts of different sized wholes- add and subtract with like and unlike denominators- represent and understand mixed numbers and find equivalent fractions
The book starts with the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 2 - 6.
Using LEGO(R) bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative. It's fun to learn when you're using LEGO(R) bricks
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Shirley Disseler is Associate Professor at High Point University and Chair of the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education, and the STEM Coordinator for the BA to MEd Program. She has over 25 years of educational experience, from elementary school teaching through higher education, including gifted education and exceptional children. Disseler works as a Master Trainer for LEGO(R) Education, and has been instrumental in the development and testing of the LEGO(R) Education products LearnToLearn, MoreToMath, and WeDo 2.0 products developed in Billund, Denmark. She serves on the LEGO(R) Education Ambassadors Panel and is the trainer for the High Point University Teacher Academy for LEGO(R) Education. Disseler is the author of Strategies and Activities for Common Core Math, Parts 1 & 2, and conducts research on engagement and creativity in mathematics classrooms. She offers consulting in manipulative mathematics, active learning, classroom management, and learning with LEGO(R) bricks.