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Building Operation

15 min1 participant

Improve math computation and placement skills. Carry out multiple operations to create and construct a tall building.

Let's play!

  1. Pick three Number bricks

  2. Use them to create a correct math equation if possible. If not possible, continue picking one brick at a time until a correct equation can be made from 3 or more bricks

  3. Build the first floor of the building by correctly writing the equation on the base plate

  4. Repeat above directions and include left-over bricks to build more floors for the building

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • All Number and math bricks

  • Number sign brick

Arrange all the numbers and math sign on a storage base plate to ease in finding characters.

Facilitation tips

  • Explain “Number sign brick placed once on the top left corner of the baseplate indicates all bricks are numbers.”

  • Ask “What is your strategy to build the highest building?”

Possible variations

  • Include math operation bricks

  • Add a timer

  • Make it a collaborative activity

Download & print

  • Download in .docx
  • Share via email

Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Verbalize the decomposition of the number: e.g. "5 is 3 and 2"


  • Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time


  • Share rules, roles and responsibilities


  • Cooperate and share: Work together to facilitate individual learning


  • Develop tactile tracking skills: Use both hands to track across broken lines on a page and identify space between lines

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