Hands-On Math: Geoboard creates a virtual geoboard on your iPad and includes activities for a variety of math topics. The app purchase includes an instructor's guide with hands-on activities for elementary and middle school age students. This free iBook provides teachers with lots of activities and lesson ideas that are designed to be used with the app. A simple tap downloads the extensive teacher's guide and installs it in iBooks.
The app simulates the use of a popular math manipulative used to teach basic geometry and other math concepts. It is perfect for elementary and middle school classrooms. Our Geoboard is one of the best ways to help students explore and discover geometry. Students draw line segments, rectangles or circles on a 5x5 pegboard. As they draw geometric feedback is reported on a note card helping students better understand length, perimeter, and area.
Using Hands-On Math Geooard students can develop the following important mathematical concepts:
Properties of Shapes
Composing and Decomposing Plane Figures
Naming Shapes and Parts of a Circle
Drawing and Analyzing Two-Dimensional Shapes
Congruence and Similarity
Naming and Recognizing Basic Shapes
Length, Area, Perimeter, Circumference, Radius and Diameter
This version is an update to provide better support for switching between portrait and landscape orientations.
Ratings and Reviews
Great and visually appealing but need to be able to calculate area, perimeter, etc. for more than just the rectangles and circles. Should be able to do it for triangles created but line segments and other irregular shapes. It is understandable that the free apps do not have this but not a paid app.
Would be nice to have a larger Geoboard available as well (ex: 10 x 15 pegs)
I like that you can see the area and perimeter calculated on the page. I will let one student use the iPad connected to the projector while the others have actual geoboards to work on. They can come recreate their shape on the iPad. This app has a teacher guide and great web support.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.