P31 Wannabe

Geoboard November 22, 2011

Filed under: Homeschooling — Lacey @ 1:40 pm

This is a Geoboard: (well my homemade version)

20111109-145731.jpg

I found this idea on a homeschooling blog (can’t find the page again to credit them though). Basically, you use a piece of sanded wood, paint (or spray paint), mark a series of dots on it using a ruler or grid paper. I made my dots 1.5″ apart in all directions. Then nail tacks into the wood. And tada, you have a geoboard.

Kids can then use rubber bands or stretchy ponytail holders to create shapes on the tacks.

Haddie has now learned what a rhombus and trapezoid are (and so have I) from the geoboard (and Wikipedia!).

She enjoys playing with it and I used it for tray time on the last homeschool day. The boys really enjoyed it once they figured it out. I also brought it on our Atlanta trip and it kept the kids busy for a while.

20111109-145948.jpg

And here’s Haddie’s own creation of squares:

20111109-150003.jpg

Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s