Friday, January 13, 2017

Geoboard iPad App

Math manipulatives are a key part of math instruction, especially in the younger grades.  As a former Kindergarten/ First Grade teacher, I used manipulatives with my students often.  The students love them!  They increase student engagement and lead to a deeper understanding of concepts.  As great as they are, there are a few downsides.  It does take valuable class time distribute and put away the manipulatives.  The various math manipulative apps can save a little bit of this time.  (I must confess, I am still a little old school. Using digital manipulatives, doesn't mean you can't still use traditional manipulatives too.  I still break out the geoboards, snap cubes and pattern blocks with the kids too.  I am a believer of finding the right mix.)

Geoboards were always one of my favorite math manipulatives as a student and a teacher.  However, when I think about geoboards flying rubber bands immediately come to mind!

Introducing the Math Learning Center's Geoboard app.  This educational app is outstanding and it is FREE!

Geoboard App Description
Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.
This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.


In addition to iTunes, the Learning Center's Geoboard is also available as a web version, Chrome store and Windows.  Click here to visit their website for more information.

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