What are we trying to find out in the BLOCS studies?
This aim of this study is to better understand what skills you are using when you play with LEGO®, and how this might help you with maths. We are asking you to take part in a number of tasks including a Lego task and some maths tasks, which we’ve made into fun games.
What will I do if I take part in the study?
Our team will come and visit your school. A researcher from the team will work with you for three or four sessions. In the sessions you will complete a Lego construction task (either using real Lego or Lego on a computer) as well as tasks that measure other things like attention, memory, spatial and maths abilities. In our second study, you might also take part in a Lego club or a comic book writing club.
How long will the visit take?
You will complete four/five 30-minute sessions with a researcher. The sessions will take place on different days, while you are at school. In our second study, the clubs run for six weeks.