Although I believe in teaching math in a way that is hands-on and conceptual in order to provide a strong foundation, it is also necessary to find a balance between that and fact practice. That doesn’t have to mean hours of worksheets and flash cards, though! I’m always looking for fun ways for my kids to practice skills like addition and subtraction, such as this Math Twister game. Today, I’m SO excited to share our latest game: LEGO Duplo Math Puzzles!
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Materials Needed for the LEGO Duplo Math Puzzles:
- 10 2×4 LEGO Duplo bricks
- Printable math problems (download below)
To Use the LEGO Duplo Math Puzzles:
First, print the puzzle you would like to use.
Included in this download is addition to 10, addition to 20, addition and subtraction within 20 as well as multiplication.
Then cut each piece out and tape to individual Duplo bricks, as seen above.
Each section of the puzzle has a math problem as well as an answer, but NOT the answer to that problem.
So your child can start with any brick, and when they know the answer to the problem on it, they find the match and connect it to that brick.
This continues until every problem is matched with the solution, forming a LEGO tower!
This is similar to a game of “I have, who has…” but with LEGOs! My kids have LOVED putting these together, and it has been such a simple way for them to practice!
Of course, if you don’t want to print and assemble these puzzles (or you simply want to focus on different math facts) you could just as easily write problems out with washable markers, or write on masking tape.
And if you have enough bricks, your kids might enjoy racing to see who can complete their tower first! Just be sure they know it has to be put together correctly in order to win. 😉
The possibilities are endless!
Want to grab these print and play puzzles? They are sized to easily fit LEGO Duplo bricks, making it quick and easy to assemble!
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