Explore the different **3D shapes** you are creating with your Lego, can you name some 3D shapes and **list their proprieties** (for example number of faces and vertices) Remember a single Lego brick is a cuboid with cylinders (the studs) on top!

How many lines of **symmetry **do your various Lego creations have?

Build a cuboid/rectangular prism using Lego bricks. Now find the **area and perimeter **of your model.

**Measure your height** in Lego bricks! Decide on a consistent sized brick for the measuring and **estimate** before carrying out the measurement. Now with a ruler/tape measure, record your measurements formally in metres and centimetres, using a decimal point. Top Tip: This can be done for family members and friends too.

Follow a set of **instructions** to put a Lego kit/set together. When you do this you enhance your **problem solving skills** which is a vital skill to have as a mathematician!

**Create a Lego code **for the alphabet (e.g. a =a 2 stud yellow brick, b= 4 stud blue brick) write/model your theme words using this code – can anyone crack your codes?!

Now ask an adult to write some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums in this code. Can you **decode** these and then solve them? You could use Lego bricks to help you with your multiplication and division.

Lego is a great tool to use when you are learning about **fractions**. Explore how many smaller sized Lego bricks can fit into larger bricks and record different fractions. See the following links for examples:

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