Do your students groan when it comes time for math in your classroom? Well, if you want to turn those groans into engagement, then geoboards might be the answer you’re looking for! Utilizing geoboards in kindergarten gives your students a hands-on learning experience they will never forget. Plus, your students will get to exercise other important skills. Want to know more? Keep reading!
What are Geoboards?
A geoboard is a math manipulatives students can use during whole class instruction, independent practice, or during math centers. When you utilize geoboards in math class, your students explore basic geometry concepts that will help them in the future.
Benefits of Utilizing Geoboards in Kindergarten
When you use geoboards in kindergarten, there are so many benefits! First, your students gain fine motor skills. Because geoboards have small pieces, your students will get the chance to practice their fine motor skills and refine them. Students will also use spatial awareness as they put the pieces on the board to create the image. Finally, students will gain early geometry skills that will last them a lifetime. All of this and more by utilizing geoboards in kindergarten.
Choosing the Right Geoboards
Once you start to use geoboards in your classroom, you’ll want to make sure you’re choosing the right ones. Having geoboards that will stand up to kindergarten students can be difficult. My geoboards at Adventures in Kinder and Beyond are easy to laminate making them easy to use over and over again.
Geoboard Activities for Kindergarten
Geoboards are super fun to use for students and can help students learn their shapes. For example, with these Winter Geoboard Task Cards, students will have to make triangles and more to create trees and snowflakes. These simple designs make self-checking easy for students and for you.
You can also use geoboards to practice making numbers. These Number Geoboards are great for practicing geometry while reinforcing number formations. Students can do these as morning work or it can be fun for your early finishers as well.
If you love geoboards, check these Seasonal Geoboards out. These will focus on shape task cards and fine motor skills in your classroom.
When you utilize geoboards in kindergarten, your students will gain valuable skills that will take them beyond kindergarten! If you love all of these boards, make sure you check out the bundle we have at Adventures in Kindergarten and Beyond. These low-prep activities will help your students become math masterminds all while be engaged in their learning.