# Building Operation

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

## Let's play!

Pick three Number bricks

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

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

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

### Children will develop these holistic skills

#### Cognitive

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

#### Creative

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

#### Emotional

- Share rules, roles and responsibilities

#### Social

- Cooperate and share: Work together to facilitate individual learning

#### Physical

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

### Did you know?

Physical play is linked to spatial skills and mathematics.

## Braille activity groups

### Characters

Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.

### Literacy

Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.

### Numeracy

Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.