Want to ADD UP? Use a puzzle!
To solve addition problems, use a LEGO grid instead of a paper Braille version.
Written by Meera Lyver (USA)
May. 24. 2023
This picture shows my student using a LEGO grid to solve a maths addition puzzle. I used a 16x16 board along with flat tiles to make the puzzle. This puzzle idea can be adapted to the needs of students at any level and is a fun interactive activity.
My student really enjoys doing the puzzle with LEGO rather than the paper Braille version because he can move the numbers around. If he makes a mistake, he can just put different numbers on the base plate!
This baseplate puzzle would also work well for a number comparison lesson. Students could place a greater than or less than symbol in the centre, or the symbol could already be there and the student could place the numbers on top to show the comparison.
This grid can also be used to work on letter reversals. For example, the empty squares could be filled with the letters 'd' and 'f' and the pupil has to look for all the 'd''s and remove them from the board as they find them.
TIP: How make 'greater than' or 'less than' with LEGO?
Get 2 bricks (2x8), flat tiles (1x1, 1x2), plates (1x1) and use the tiles and plates to make the mathematical symbols or contracted braille!