Getting a “Lego” up on Mathematics

To many of us, math is an abstract and mysterious discipline. The decision to fund a $741 mini-grant request that will allow elementary school students to have an actual hands-on, engaging math experience was as simple as pi. This grant will allow students from third through fifth grades to explore the world of math through the use of Legos.

Legos will help teachers introduce students to such concepts as problem solving, multiplication, geometry, fractions and area and perimeter by building (sic) their spatial and proportional awareness. Those familiar Lego bricks will help students understand the why and the how of mathematics by making basic concepts tangible. The grant will enable math teachers to construct a “Lego Wall” where elementary school students will see how learning — and understanding — math can be fun.