Use the thinking toolkits to engage your learners with Maths. The manipulative nature of the bricks means that learners are free to experiment and 'play' with new ideas. Make it visual, make it fun.
These ideas will help you create lessons which are both visual and playful. Treat each PDF as an idea that can be built upon (literally).
Create interesting patterns using colours, shapes and numbers.
Use the kits to build an understanding of ratio.
Highlight the ways multiplication can be conveyed.
Use the bricks to visualise a number problem.
Annotate on the bricks to demonstrate fractions.
Use number lines to explain the concept of rounding.
Arrange the coloured bricks to represent place value.
Get creative and develop towers of an equivalent value.
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."