Lego Math Games for Kids – Subtraction – Learn to Subtract
Subtraction is one of the different mathematical operations that the kids get to learn after they are introduced to math and counting numbers. Usually the process of learning starts with teaching the kids addition before it all comes to subtraction and doing the reverse method ().
Let us all agree on one important thing, which is the fact that kids come to learn more when they are interested in the method or the technique used and that is exactly when Lego turns out to be one effective tool or method for parents to depend on when it comes to teaching their kids math.
There are other words used for subtraction, such as minus and takeaway, and this is one important thing to teach the kids in order for them to know what they are supposed to do no matter what the question they need to answer or the problem they are going to solve is asking them to do.
The whole idea behind this educational lesson which depends on playing with Lego is teaching the kids to subtract by counting the dots found on every single Lego piece. All what is needed in this method or game is a white board, a white board pen, the Lego board and the different Lego pieces.
The parent will be the one putting down the equation that needs to be solved – every single number could be created with using more than one Lego piece – and then the kid will need to solve the equation. When the kid finishes answering the questions and solving the mathematical equation, the parent should ask him/her to write the equation down on the white board. Some kids will choose to draw the whole thing down, this is acceptable, but in order to keep them recognizing the numbers, they should ask them to write it once again with using the numbers, and this is what we refer to as “number recognition”.
There are lots and lots of ways to try in order to teach your child subtraction or math in general, if you are fed up of Lego, you could then depend on play-doh for example (). Creativity has no end and the more creative the parent could get, the more ways they will end up finding to educate their kids and teach them math ().
We have lots of other educational videos which kids could learn subtraction from, in these videos we have tried making the whole thing appear much easier. We have those mental math tricks which kids could use to learn how to subtract (), we also have another subtraction method which depend on the Lego pieces as well but which is played in a different manner () and there is also the method of counting some items or objects and then asking the kids to take away or subtract, which will eventually teach them subtraction and how it should be done ().
We could actually say that there is no end to the ways that parents could use while homeschooling their kids in order to teach them math, all what they have to do is pay close attention to how the kids are taking the whole thing in because any mistake in the middle of the road could keep the kids making problems later on when it comes to subtraction.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, are all different mathematical operations which the kids get to learn when it comes to numbers and math in general, and they are attached to one another and thus will help the kids to understand how to subtract when they are already familiar with addition, and so on.
Did your kid enjoy learning to subtract through depending on Lego and playing with it? This is just the beginning of the fun because the more challenges they face and solve, the more fun they will end up having.
Enjoy watching this video about subtraction with your kids and let them know how to subtract while counting correctly and writing the whole equation down. Let us hear back from you and get your feedback!
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