Parents·Dec 14, 2015These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make SenseBecome instantly smarter with these tricks.by Alison CaporimoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Meet Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd grade teacher at PS 33 in New York City. alyciazimmerman.com Zimmerman thinks that children can better absorb math when it's presented as a game. scholastic.com She considers it a great passion to further children's love of math, according to her website. So she created genius math visualization techniques using our fave building blocks: Lego bricks. Esolex / Getty Images So very smart. For example, here's how Zimmerman explains parts versus a whole: scholastic.com And here's one way to visualize how fractions work: scholastic.com This technique even works on fractions that might seem intimidating: scholastic.com Every restaurant should have Lego bricks for people who need to calculate the tip, am I right? Zimmerman explains mean, median, and mode using Lego bricks: scholastic.com And she can even show how square numbers work: scholastic.com This is so good. Just so good. Lego bricks are great math teaching tools because they can be combined in so many different ways. scholastic.com And playing with them is a lot more fun than just writing out equations on a piece of paper. Happy ~learning~! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com We've reached out to Alycia Zimmerman for comment and we're awaiting her reply. To learn more about her technique, go here.