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## Why is geoboard useful?

Geoboards give them the opportunity to make different sizes of the same shape and can be used to introduce fractions of square units. The language of geometry begins to take shape as students learn terms like scalene, isosceles, and right triangle while building examples of different triangles.

**What are pegs on a geoboard?**

A geoboard is a board with regularly spaced pegs. It is used for exploring plane figures. A typical geoboard has a square shape with pegs spaced 1 unit apart. A geoboard is often used with rubber bands (geobands) for constructing plane figures.

**What does a geoboard look like?**

A geoboard is a mathematical manipulative used to explore basic concepts in plane geometry such as perimeter, area and the characteristics of triangles and other polygons. It consists of a physical board with a certain number of nails half driven in, around which are wrapped geo bands that are made of rubber.

### How can you use a geoboard as a teaching tool?

18 Clever Ways to Use Geoboards in the Classroom

- Start with simple shapes.
- Practice the ABCs …
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- Create pictures with geoboards.
- Analyze geoboard designs.
- Match upper- and lowercase letters.
- Use geoboards to teach area and perimeter.
- Use shapes to make more shapes.

**What is a geoboard How can a geoboard be used to develop geometric concepts?**

A geoboard is a manipulative used to explore basic concepts in plane geometry such as the perimeter, area, and other characteristics of triangles and polygons. It is a board with pegs in which you use rubber-bands to create triangles and polygons, in which you can then find measurements of the shapes on the plane.

**What shapes can you make on a geoboard?**

The printable Shapes on the Geoboard cards include two different ways to make squares, rectangles, and triangles. So in addition to the large triangle pictured above, my daughter also made a squat isosceles triangle as well.