Exploring Equivalent Fractions with Lego

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Build upon your class's understanding of fractions with a lesson designed around Lego. Several prompts encourage kids to find different ways to represent various fractions, and to find how many smaller blocks they will need to cover different-sized blocks that represent a whole.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use other manipulatives to express fractions in a hands-on way
  • See if kids can write out different equations using their Lego creations
  • Divide class into small groups or partners to work out each problem together
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several Lego blocks for each learner
Pros

  • Fun for the young engineers and Lego lovers in your class
  • A good way for kids to visualize fractions, beyond equations and lectures
  • Includes a teacher reference sheet for instruction (attached)
Cons

  • None
Common Core