Geoboards are a great exploration tool for students! Students will explore perimeter and area of shapes with these two activities.
This engaging lesson allows students the opportunity to manipulate the rubberbands on the geoboards to create the seven given figures along with the opportunity to create four figures of their own. Students draw similar figures on their answer sheet, label the measurements and calculate the perimeter of the figures. You choose the unit of measure based on student knowledge of rulers (or they can use just units). Also included is the teacher-guided introduction I do with this lesson.
Students use 18 task cards to explore area on their geoboard. Students are given dimensions and asked to create certain shapes. Due to the variety of dimensions a figure could be to get the designated area, an answer key is not included.
Students will also explore finding the dimension of shapes given an area - this can be difficult for identified students so they may need additional support from your or another student.
Irregular/Composite shapes are also included in the task cards.
Works well as a whole group lesson, small group activity or math center!
More Geometry Activities:
Diagonals of Prisms & Cylinders Task Cards
Interior & Exterior Angles of Triangles Activity
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