Looking for a fun, hands-on way to teach kids how to tell time? Try building this LEGO Clock Math Manipulative! It’s a great way for kids to learn to read an analog clock while also practicing science, technology, engineering and math skills.
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How to Build a LEGO Clock Math Manipulative
The LEGO® Clock is a wonderful math manipulative for kids in school or homeschooling! This LEGO activity requires many bricks, but don’t worry if you don’t have some of them. Just make do with what you have! Learning will take place anyway! ?
- Small square baseplate
- 12 2×2 tiles
- permanent fine point marker
- 1×4 plate
- 1×6 plate
- 1×4 hinge plate
- turntable plate
- 1×1 round plate
- red bricks in various sizes
- red 1×1 plates
- gray plates for digital clock
- Write the numbers 1-12 on the 2×2 tiles using a fine point permanent marker.
- Then using the plates and tiles listed, build an analog clock face with spinning hour and minute hands.
- With the other plates, build a digital clock face. Make sure to have enough space for four numbers.
- To use the LEGO Clock Math Manipulative, have the child(ren) spin the hands on the analog clock face, and build the numbers onto the digital clock face.
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