Geoboard

According to Wikipedia, a geoboard is a mathematical manipulative used to explore basic concepts in plane geometry such as perimeterarea and the characteristics of triangles and other polygons.

geoboard

It is a great concrete and open-ended material that young children below the elementary level to calculate area, can learn about shapes, symmetry, array, counting, patterning, rotation and much more.

It made me relate back to the use of Tangram and wondered whether this would be great to ask children, “I wonder how many shapes you can make”, “How many triangles can you see?”, “How many shapes can you make with only a dot inside?”.

As I do not have a geoboard in school, I actually start to make one on my own! 🙂

 

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