Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Made It--Lego Math!!!

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What do a bunch of gym socks have to do with lego math?

Each sock has a bunch of legos inside.  The goal is to use your multiplication skills to to find how many studs are found in each sock!  

Sock #8: there are four legos  each with four studs.  The equation:


As students feel their way through the socks--they gain number sense, and really learn about multiplication.  An added bonus--it is a quiet activity.  No dice falling on tile floors.  

4 groups of 8 = 32 studs

7 groups of three = 21 studs

When I did this with a small group, I had the students tell me the equation.  After a few times, you could designate it to centers.  And the students could fill out this worksheet--writing an equation in down on the sock.  They had a lot of fun--and I think they were really thinking about coming up with an equation, not just rote memorization of skills--but applying skills.  

                                                               You can find the worksheet on my google drive!  

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  1. Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE this idea for multiplication!!

  2. I love this idea! This one is getting pinned to my Monday Made It board so I won't forget.

    Math is Elementary

  3. Younger students can add the studs on two or more legos.

    Crystal Shepherd
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

  4. Awesome idea! I'm totally going to use this! Thanks!
    Crofts' Classroom

  5. Great idea! I bet I would have no problem finding orphan socks to use. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  6. I love this! I'll just change it to addition for 1st grade. I've got legos sitting in my garage just waiting to be used! Thanks so much!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  7. This is a great idea!! I might have to make it for addition problems. Thanks for sharing it.


  8. This is absolutely adorable! I wish my Kindergarten students could do multiplication so I could use this as a center! Maybe it would work with addition and subtraction for the end of the year? My students love to use legos!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Your newest follower,

  9. What an amazing lego idea! If I taught older kids, this would be a must do activity. Thanks for your sweet post on my blog! It made me really happy! I'm following you, too friend! Thanks again! :)

  10. what a GREAT idea! I have a ton of old socks around my house and legos in abundance as well!

    Thanks for sharing
    Hodges Herald