Geoboard ideas and starting points for primary and secondary
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A collection of ideas and starting points for primary and secondary classrooms using Geoboards
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We are re-discovering out of print publications like this with a timeless quality and frequently requested. They are now available again as ATM Heritage publications.
First published several years ago, this publication has been re-issued as a PDF since it still has value as way to stimulate creative thinking and constructive discussion.
The activities were devised by practising teachers and have been tried and tested ever since.
Full of useful and stimulating ideas on the use of geoboards, the book is a useful resource when teaching shape and space in the National Curriculum.
A geoboard is a mathematical manipulative often used to explore basic concepts in plane geometry such as perimeter, area or the characteristics of triangles and other polygons. Consisting of a physical board with a certain number of nails half driven in, in a symmetrical square five-by-five array, students are encouraged to place rubber bands around the pegs to model various geometric concepts or to solve other mathematical puzzles. Two-dimensional representations of the geoboard may be applied to ordinary paper using rubber stamps or special "geoboard paper" with diagrams of geoboards may be used to help capture a student's explanations of the concept they have discovered or illustrated on the geoboard.
Geoboards were invented and popularized by Egyptian mathematician Caleb Gattegno in the 1950s.