LEGO Math Games: The Number Line Game

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Step out of the workbook pages and into LEGO math games. If your child is learning to count, learning to add or subtract, working on negative and positive numbers, why not make it a game?   The LEGO Number Line Game uses what you already have to make math fun.

Supplies

{affiliate link}  Long sheet of paper from a roll of easel paper

Assorted LEGOs and a LEGO figure

This game can be played at any math level.  We’ve used it in several ways.

1. Learning to count from 1-10, 1-30, 1-50, 1-100.
2. Adding and Subtracting. Call out equations to your child (or to the LEGO mini-figure) and have them move the LEGO figure along the number line. (“What’s 3+4, LEGO Man?”)
3. Working with Fact Families.  “How many ways can LEGO Man get 10?” (5+5, 6+4, 8+2 and so on).
4. Working with negative numbers. Draw your number line to include negative and positive numbers. Give your child numbers to add and subtract that moves them along both the negative and positive parts of the number line.

What other ways could you use the LEGO Number Line? I’d love to hear your ideas. Post them in the comments below.

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