Linking LEGO and Algebra

  • Linking LEGO and Algebra

    S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Thomas G. Edwards, and Kenneth R. Chelst
    Analyzing profit from building LEGO® pets allows students to solve an authentic problem, first concretely and then abstractly.
    In mathematics, students should represent, model, and work with such real-world situations as those found in the physical world, the public policy realm, and society (CCSSI 2010). Additionally, students need to make decisions and be flexible enough to improve their decisions after analyzing realistic situations. The LEGO® Pets activity does just that.