Monday, April 23, 2012

Geo Board Match

There is an unexplained attraction to geo boards.  The moment my students see these surface, there is a round of "yay, I love these!".  For a bit of review we pulled these out and had at it.

My students partnered up for this activity.  Each set of partners had a set of geo board match cards, rubber bands, and two geo boards.  Partners would draw a card to take the challenge.  They would independently create the figure using the available clues.  After they each finished creating the figure, they would compare their boards.  Of course their figures may have varied and may not have necessarily looked like the answer on the back, but if they could prove the clues then they were good to go.  That is the beauty of geometry, as long as the figure was created by following the clues, by definition, they are correct.

As an extension, I had students create their own shapes and then they identified the attributes of their individual figures.  These activities differentiated their learning and allowed them to think outside the box.














To grab a free copy of the Geo Board Match cards that we used, click HERE!

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My kiddos will love these! I can't wait to use it!

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YearntoLearn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabulous!


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gd2bqn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! What a fun activity to do! Very hands on! Thank you for sharing.

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I've missed your blog :) I'm totally behind on blog hopping & trying to play catch up. First of all congrats on joining TBA!!! So excited to have you on board with us :)
Of course the kids love GeoBoards. They love anything hands on just like we do as adults :)
I love your Poetry post. I totally missed the celebration this month due to our state test. I pinned it for next year!

Hope your having a great weekend!

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Keys4Education said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you SO much for sharing such a great station for my kiddos! :o)

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