Geoboards

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Geoboards

In this feature, we bring together activities which make use of a geoboard or pegboard. Geoboards are great for exploring shape and space, especially properties of shapes, area and angles.

Virtual Geoboard link

Virtual Geoboard 

A virtual geoboard that allows you to create shapes by stretching rubber bands between pegs on the board. Allows a variable number of pegs and variable grid geometry and includes a point labeller.

Transformations on a Pegboard link

Transformations on a Pegboard 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?

Board Block Challenge link

Board Block Challenge 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Nine-pin Triangles link

Nine-pin Triangles 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Pebbles link

Pebbles 

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?