Step One: Gather materials.
- Laminating Pouches
- 20 LEGO® bricks
- Dry-erase crayon or marker
Step Two: Print and laminate all the pages. Laminating the recording page is optional, but it will allow the user to use it multiple times without printing extra copies.
Step Three: Cut apart the addition fact cards & the math symbols (greater than, less than, equal to).
Step Four: Put the LEGO bricks in a small tray (so they don’t fall all over the place).
Step Five: Put the addition fact cards in a pile. Choose two and place them on the large rectangles of the LEGO addition mat.
Step Six: The student builds each problem using the LEGO bricks. For example, 2+3 can be 2 red bricks and 3 orange bricks.
Step Seven: Then, after solving both problems, the children can hold the “sums” hold by side to determine what was greater than, less than or equal to.