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The Best Way to Understand Math

Posted by: Rhonda May 9, 2018

Contrary to a commonly held mindset, math is not just a bunch of rules, formulas, and equations. Mathematics has always been defined as the study of the relationships between objects or quantities. Seen like this, the practice of teaching early math concepts with a pencil and a worksheet seems completely illogical.

Wooden unit blocks, on the other hand, can be held, measured, compared, and counted, making them a “perfect hands-on medium for children to deeply experience these relationships between objects,” writes Hal Melnick of Bank Street College of Education.

If you want your kids to have a solid understanding of STEM concepts, let them play with blocks! Read more.