Exploring Maths with LEGO :
With  “The Art of the Brick” – the world’s
most popular LEGO® exhibit – coming to South Africa soon, there has been
renewed enthusiasm around these classic building blocks. It’s educational value
in terms of developing creativity and a sense of spatial orientation is
unquestionable. However, I did some research on how LEGO® is being used by
teachers and parents for Mathematics and was amazed at some of the innovative ideas
being implemented.
Pre-primary (3 – 6 years old): can be used to
explore colours, counting and sharing.
Foundation Phase (7 – 9 years old): useful for
visual representation of addition, subtraction, decomposition of numbers, doubling,
multiplication, sharing, patterns and symmetry.
Intermediate Phase (10 – 13 years old): enhance
understanding of concepts such as squaring of numbers, fractions, mean, median,
mode and range.
For a detailed list of specific activities, visit the
following site.
There is bound to be an activity here that appeals to you and your child.
I am sure your children will start creating again after
visiting the exhibition. Use this opportunity to explore some Maths concepts
with them as well. Tip for parents: Keep it informal – don’t make it seem like
a Math lesson!


Neshni Naidoo
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Gaurav Tekriwal is the founder President of the Vedic Maths Forum India. Through television programs, workshops, DVDs, and Books he has taken the Vedic Maths System to over 4 million students in India, South Africa, United States, Australia, UAE, Ghana, and Colombia.