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These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make Sense

Become instantly smarter with these tricks.

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Meet Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd grade teacher at PS 33 in New York City.

Zimmerman thinks that children can better absorb math when it's presented as a game.

She considers it a great passion to further children's love of math, according to her website.
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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.

So very smart.
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So very smart.

For example, here's how Zimmerman explains parts versus a whole:

And here's one way to visualize how fractions work:

This technique even works on fractions that might seem intimidating:

Every restaurant should have Lego bricks for people who need to calculate the tip, am I right?
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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:

And she can even show how square numbers work:

This is so good. Just so good.
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This is so good. Just so good.

Lego bricks are great math teaching tools because they can be combined in so many different ways.

And playing with them is a lot more fun than just writing out equations on a piece of paper.
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And playing with them is a lot more fun than just writing out equations on a piece of paper.

Happy ~learning~!

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We've reached out to Alycia Zimmerman for comment and we're awaiting her reply. To learn more about her technique, go here.

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