Geoboards Teacher Resources
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How Many Units?
Young mathematicians calculate the area of rectangles and squares. In this geometry lesson plan, learners are grouped in pairs and use geoboards to construct rectangles. They calculate the area of the figure by counting the number of square units.
2nd - 3rd Math 15 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Invite your first graders to compose and decompose two and three-dimensional figures with this fun, hands-on lesson. They investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart two-dimensional shapes with rubber bands and Geoboards.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 40 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
To Half or Half Not
Jump into equivalent fractions using these fun scenarios for mathematicians to solve. First, they use geoboards to find different ways to divide a rectangle in half. Then, an alien from the planet Fractional is after one half of their candy, but scholars trick him into taking a smaller amount using equivalent fractions.
4th - 5th Math 9 Views 20 Downloads
New Review Classifying Triangles
Building on young mathematicians' prior knowledge of three-sided shapes, this lesson series explores the defining characteristics of different types of triangles. Starting with a shared reading of the children's book The Greedy Triangle, children go on to create triangles using geoboards and flexible straws, complete a series of worksheets, and, finally, demonstrate their learning on a short quiz.
4th - 8th Math 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Middle school geometers determine the area of a shape on a geoboard or dot paper and draw figures that meet given area conditions. Working as a class, they develop and discuss various ways to draw geometric shapes with specified properties.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Unit of Measures used in Measuring the Area of a Triangle/Parallelogram
Third, fourth, and fifth graders explore area measurement. First, they define and identify parallelograms. They then construct parallelograms on a geoboard and determine the area by covering it with paper square centimeters. They also solve story problems about area using the geoboard.
3rd - 5th Math 4 Views 101 Downloads
Shapes on the Geoboard
Create fun shapes on the Geoboard! Your young scholars will have a blast discovering new ways to form familiar and unfamiliar shapes using rubber bands. They choose a favorite shape and record it, then write about their shape. Use these boards for other fun ideas!
K - 1st Math 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore the basic geometric shapes and geometric shape vocabulary through the use of geoboards and virtual geoboards. They create a variety of shapes with a partner, build ten different rectangles on their geoboards, and discuss patterns identified in the data.
3rd - 6th Math 13 Views 18 Downloads
To Half or Half Not
Here is an outstanding lesson to help your charges identify equivalent fractions that represent one-half. Mathematicians engage in activity where they try to outsmart an alien from the planet of Fractional who is coming to their classroom to take one-half of their candy.
1st - 4th Math 21 Views 324 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Move Along Little Vertex
Middle schoolers find the area of non-right triangles. They will find the area of non-right triangles by changing them into right triangles. They use a geoboard program on their calculators to manipulate non-right triangles. Then they record the length and height of the triangle to ensure the area does not change.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Explore the concept of area of shapes. Learners will find the area of triangles, squares, and rectangles using a geoboard application on the graphing calculator. They will also find the area of trapezoids and other irregular shapes by dividing the trapezoids into two or more triangles.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students create squares of different sizes on a geoboard. They find and describe a pattern. Students use the pattern to determine the number of squares possible on a 10-by-10 geoboard. They create squares with a horizontal base (and vertical sides) on a geoboard.
2nd - 3rd Math 7 Views 23 Downloads
Looking Through the Algebraic Lens
Students work with rectangles to find generalizations for adding and subtracting odd and even numbers in part one of the lesson. In part two, students use geoboards to construct polygons, look for patterns, and find a general rule.
3rd - 5th Math 9 Views 26 Downloads
Working in pairs, geometry students will construct a dilation and consider the properties associated with the similar figures that are created to verify the properties of dilation. This activity can be done using dot or graph paper and rulers, compasses, and protractors, geoboards, or dynamic geometry software.
7th - 9th Math 58 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Learners input the area and perimeter for shapes on the Shape Explorer website, solve problems using geoboards, complete a worksheet, create a PowerPoint presentation, and take an online quiz.
3rd - 5th Math 35 Views 284 Downloads CCSS: Designed