Celebrating LEGO Day*!

By Mathnasium | January 28, 2022

Today is LEGO Day! You might know LEGO® bricks as the fun, colorful building blocks kids use to reconstruct the world, but did you know they also make great mathematical teaching tools? The near-infinite uses of LEGO bricks allow for near-infinite hands-on ways to support student learning. Below, we have listed only a few of these uses. Download our activities to learn how to construct four LEGO math manipulatives and how to use them!

To Succeed in the Global Economy, Children Need Stronger Math Skills

By Mathnasium | January 12, 2022

Our children’s long-term success depends on their ability to compete and collaborate with people around the world. There is one language they will all need to use, and it’s not English: It’s math. Unfortunately, the difference between U.S. students’ math skills and those of their global peers is consistently alarming. The most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (2018) ranked U.S. students below the middle of the pack in math proficiency1 — as it has for years.