LEGO Addition Mat for Greater Than/Less Than Free Printable

Who loves LEGO®? We love LEGO®!! We place a big importance on self-directed learning and things like building blocks, always-available craft supplies and LEGO are a big part of that. So, we have lots of LEGO in our learning area. Today, I asked Jaida how she wanted to practice her addition facts (review, review, review!) and she wanted LEGO!! So, I created this free printable LEGO Addition Mat for greater than/less than, to not only help her with math facts, but challenge her to think deeper and recognize the relationships between different addition problems.

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

Materials needed for the LEGO Addition Mat for Greater Than/Less Than:

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

To prep: Print and laminate all the pages. Laminating the recording page is optional, but it will allow you to use it multiple times without printing extra copies. (These are our favorite go-to laminating pouches).

Cut apart the addition fact cards & the math symbols (greater than, less than, equal to).

Put the LEGO bricks in a small tray (so they don’t fall all over the place, of course.)

This book has a ton of other LEGO ideas too!

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

To use: Put the addition fact cards in a pile. Choose two and place them on the large rectangles of the LEGO addition mat.

Then have the student build each problem using the LEGO bricks. Using the bricks adds a bit of fine-motor practice to the activity which is important for developing good handwriting skills. And it’s much more fun than handwriting practice.

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

We found that it was helpful to do each number of the addition problem in a unique color, so that we could visualize the problem.

So, 2+3 was 2 red bricks and 3 orange bricks.

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

Then, after solving both problems, the kids can hold the “sums” hold by side to determine what was greater than, less than or equal to.

Jaida loved stacking the bricks a little crazy.

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

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Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!

Then, have the student write their answers on the recording sheet. You could have them take some pictures with an iPad for easy assessment. My daughter loves taking pictures of things.

Need a hands-on way to practice addition? This free printable LEGO addition mat is perfect! Practice addition facts, with LEGO models and then compare the sums for greater than/less than. Two skills in one activity!
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7 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this idea and really appreciate you sharing so generously! I quickly printed and laminated it all and made baggies for +1, +2, +3, etc. but I noticed you only had 3+1 and none of the other number combinations for adding 3. Was that on purpose? I was wondering because all of the other numbers have addends to 9. If you have the other page for adding 3’s, I would love to get it! Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Yes, I am aware of that. Unfortunately, I made that resource several years ago in an outdated program, so there is no way for me to add the additional facts without completely recreating the activity.

  2. I wish I had this available when I was a teacher. For some reason I struggled with the concept. It seems so obvious now! Thank you.