Teacher Review For Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

A free geoboard app to use in your classroom. No rubberbands!

Jennifer I.
Classroom teacher
Spring Hill Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
At first, I let the students play with the app without instruction. Next I ask them to make certain shapes. Then I challenge them to make something using 2 shapes, etc. Finally, I let them explore it on their own again.
My Take
I like it because I don't have to do the talk on safety with rubber-bands. I also don't have to worry about missing pieces. It's also easier for Kindergartners to use than the real geoboards. It can be scaffolded to use with lower students as well as expanded for use with higher level students.