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### Lego Math: A Hands-On Mastery of Multiplication

#### Class Experience

Welcome to our dynamic Brick Multiplication Class, where learning comes to life through hands-on exploration with everyone's favorite building blocks! Designed to engage young minds in the fascinating world of multiplication, our class utilizes the versatile nature of bricks to make mathematical concepts tangible and fun. Throughout the course, students will delve into a comprehensive curriculum covering a wide array of multiplication topics. From understanding factors and mastering set...

32 lessons//16 Weeks

Week 1Lesson 1FactorsFactors are numbers you can multiply together to get another number. Example: 2 and 3 are factors of 6; 2 and 4 are factors of 8. In this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • The meaning of the term “factors” • How to find all the factors of numbers • How to make models of factor familiesLesson 2FactorsFactors are numbers you can multiply together to get another number. Example: 2 and 3 are factors of 6; 2 and 4 are factors of 8. In this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • The meaning of the term “factors” • How to find all the factors of numbers • How to make models of factor familiesWeek 2Lesson 3Set ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication as sets of numbers • The structural design of multiplication problems • The meanings for the numbers in multiplication problemsLesson 4Set ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication as sets of numbers • The structural design of multiplication problems • The meanings for the numbers in multiplication problemsWeek 3Lesson 5Set ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication as sets of numbers • The structural design of multiplication problems • The meanings for the numbers in multiplication problemsLesson 6Set ModelsWeek 4Lesson 7Fact FamiliesIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • To model all the facts within one fact family This is an essential component of multiplication, so we’ll spend a few sessions on this concept and practice through repetition.Lesson 8Fact FamiliesIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • To model all the facts within one fact family This is an essential component of multiplication, so we’ll spend a few sessions on this concept and practice through repetition.Week 5Lesson 9Fact FamiliesIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • To model all the facts within one fact family This is an essential component of multiplication, so we’ll spend a few sessions on this concept and practice through repetition.Lesson 10Fact FamiliesWeek 6Lesson 11Blocks and Bricks GameTo continue our mastery of multiplication facts, learners will partner off to play our Blocks and Bricks Game.Lesson 12Blocks and Bricks GameTo continue our mastery of multiplication facts, learners will partner off to play our Blocks and Bricks Game.Week 7Lesson 13Place Value/Bundling ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication based on place value bundlesLesson 14Place Value/Bundling ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication based on place value bundlesWeek 8Lesson 15Place Value/Bundling ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication based on place value bundlesLesson 16Place Value/Bundling ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication based on place value bundlesWeek 9Lesson 17Arrays/Area ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication using arraysLesson 18Arrays/Area ModelsIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to model multiplication using arraysWeek 10Lesson 19Multiplication Modeling ChallengeThis activity brings together the knowledge gained from the previous chapters. While not posed an assessment, it helps us ensure class participants have a solid grasp on how to model using sets, place value, and arrays before we proceed.Lesson 20Multiplication Modeling ChallengeThis activity brings together the knowledge gained from the previous chapters. While not posed an assessment, it helps us ensure class participants have a solid grasp on how to model using sets, place value, and arrays before we proceed.Week 11Lesson 21Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number by its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionLesson 22Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number by its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionWeek 12Lesson 23Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number by its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionLesson 24Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersWeek 13Lesson 25Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersLesson 26Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply larger numbers by single digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number using its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionWeek 14Lesson 27Multiplying Larger NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply larger numbers by single digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number using its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionLesson 28Multiplying Larger NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to multiply larger numbers by single digit numbers • The role of place value in reading and understanding numbers • The use of expanded form when writing a number using its place value • That multiplication is repeated additionWeek 15Lesson 29Multiplying Larger NumbersLesson 30Multiplying Larger NumbersWeek 16Lesson 31Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by Two-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to use both the place value and the array models to determine products when multiplying a two-digit number by another two-digit numberLesson 32Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers by Two-Digit NumbersIn this unit, we’ll be focusing on: • How to use both the place value and the array models to determine products when multiplying a two-digit number by another two-digit number

- Participants in this class will build a strong foundation of mathematical concepts that will be essential for their growth in this subject area.. They will explore factors and learn how to represent them using set models. Through hands-on activities, they will delve into fact families, gaining a deep understanding of the relationships between numbers. They’ll work with arrays to better understand fact families, progressing to mastering one and two-digit multiplication. They will then advance to multiplying larger numbers and tackle the challenge of multiplying two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers, empowering them with essential mathematical skills for life.

Teacher Lili (she/her): Lili’s current homeschooling class-of-one is exceptionally lucky to have such a dedicated teacher all to herself. Lili earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education in the Dominican Republic before later earning her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She brings to our classroom years of experience in a variety of classroom settings, including a dual-language immersion middle school program. Lili’s learners can expect her to cheer their successes and support them through their struggles. She’s passionate about interest-led learning and loves to dive into a unit study! Meet Lili: ((video coming soon)) Judith (she/her) is a seasoned educator with 30 years of classroom and online teaching experience. Her expertise spans multiple subjects, including Mathematics, Geography, and History (American, Ancient, and World History), focusing on details of World Wars—advanced placement and honors classes. Judith holds a TEFL and TESOL certification and several school licenses, demonstrating her comprehensive qualifications in language education. She has developed a reputation for effective test-taking strategies and thorough test preparation methods for high school and college exams. Her specialized knowledge extends to preparing students for standardized tests. Beyond her classroom work, Judith has honed her skills in grant writing, further broadening her educational impact. Her diverse skill set and decades of experience make her a valuable resource for students seeking to advance their language mastery and scholarly accomplishments. Judith's dedication to education and ability to adapt to traditional and online learning environments have made her a respected figure in the teaching community. Meet Judith: https://youtu.be/tbU7v4eHeYs "Hannah (she/they) With a healthy amount of life experience and a passion for helping others succeed, Hannah is a UNT graduate with a triple focus in English, Japanese, and Government who has learned the meaning of persistence! A standardized testing natural and English whiz, she spent a year with Austin ISD teaching the English portion of the STAAR exam to ESL students. She also took responsibility for a weekly after school art class with the same students. Along the way, she's worn many hats - retail, restaurants, hospitality, clerical work, and deliveries. Currently, along with SAT and ACT test tutoring, she is an artist, writer, and all-around nerd, and she currently seeks to expand her private illustration business alongside her performing career. In her spare time, she plays video games, draws her own comics, sews her own clothes, and raids her local public library. She does improv comedy and is teaching herself how to play the ukulele and the melodica. Fluent in Japanese, Hannah spent months traveling through Japan. ""Ask me, and I've probably done it!"" Hannah has specialized in tutoring students for the SAT and ACT since 2017. Over time, she has broadened her expertise to cover general academic teaching and the ISEE/SSAT, ensuring a comprehensive and versatile approach to student success." Meet Hannah: https://youtu.be/tuEXK55a8ZQ

## Assessment

Frequency: includedDetails: Parents may request evaluation feedback on learner participation and demonstration of understanding. These points will be evaluated through class participation.

To successfully participate in class, learners will need a student workbook to utilize throughout the semester. Parents have the option to purchase the book printed or purchase a PDF download and print it at home. Printed workbook: https://www.brickmathseries.com/store/p5/multiplication.html PDF workbook to be printed at home: https://www.brickmathseries.com/store/p8/Multiplication_Using_LEGO%C2%AE_Bricks%E2%80%94Student_Edition_%28PDF%29.html Learners will need an assortment of bricks each week in class. Brick Math sells a kit that is complete with the full variety of options needed for the activities in class. There’s an option to purchase that here: https://www.brickmathseries.com/store/p17/brick-set.html However, we will also let you know weekly which bricks we’ll be using in class, so your learner can pull from their current stash if that’s preferred. All learners will need a baseplate for their work surface. If you purchase the kit, it will come with it. If you plan to use bricks from home, please ensure you have a baseplate that is at least 6”x6”. Something like this is ideal: https://a.co/d/bj0PJZv

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###### Group Class

#### $32

weekly or $512 for 32 classes2x per week, 16 weeks

45 min

Live video meetings

Ages: 7-9

3-4 learners per class