Make a Geo Board
As kids move through elementary school math, one subject they return to yearly is shapes and size. In first and second grade, this is all pretty simple—squares, triangles and so on. But in the later grades, students break out complex, multi-sided shapes as a precursor to geometry. Pen and paper are one way to approach the challenge, but to build a spirit of discovery and of deep understanding it’s always good to take out hands-on materials and explore the possibilities. Here is a classic geometry discovery activity that you can make at home, and enjoy for years.
What You Need:
- Wooden board, 8.5” square, about ¾” thick
- 100 1” small headed nails
- Pack of multicolored rubber bands
- Ruler and pencil