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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 42 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
How Many Units?
Young mathematicians calculate the area of rectangles and squares. In this geometry lesson, 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 23 Views 130 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
First graders create two-dimensional shapes. In this shapes lesson, 1st graders learn about different two-dimensional shapes. Students have many hands-on experiences with these shapes including the use of geoboards, shaving cream, yarn, and drawing shapes.
1st Math 10 Views 27 Downloads
Fifth graders explore geometric shapes. In this math lesson, 5th graders investigate the characteristics of geometric shapes. Students construct various shapes using geoboards. Students work in groups to develop a PowerPoint slide about a geometric shape.
5th Math 3 Views 18 Downloads
Talking in Circles
Students identify parts of the circle including center, radius, diameter, chord, and arc. In this circles lesson, students work in pairs to create circles on a geoboard. Students then work in cooperative groups and use colored chips, chart paper, and Venn Diagram.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 20 Downloads
Learning by Logic - Total Surface Area
Geometers calculate the area of plane surfaces using the formulas for the area of a square, rectangle, and triangle. They develop the formula for calculating the total surface area of two geometric solids: the cube and rectangular prism.
3rd - 6th Math 3 Views 43 Downloads