Geoboards are a motivating, hands-on way to work on so many STEM skills at once – 2D shapes, measuring, counting, angles, scaling…
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To prep, I simply printed the cards on cardstock and cut them apart.
Note: If you’ll be using the activity in a classroom, you may also want to laminate the pieces for extra durability.
To keep the set together, I punched a hole in the upper lefthand corner of each card and clipped them together with a binder ring.
Then I grabbed our geoboards and rubber bands (I ordered these ones from Amazon) and we were ready to play!
Middle Brother (age 5) was excited to jump right in so he flipped to the first card in the set and started recreating the dog on his geoboard.
The challenge gave him great practice counting the pegs, analyzing the characteristics of each shape, tweaking different angles…
Middle Brother happily worked his way through the stack of designs.
Although he wasn’t quite ready for the extra challenge, I included a record sheet in the set for those kids who are.
To complete it, children will use a ruler to replicate each image on their sheet.
The simple task is surprisingly difficult!
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