In younger grades, students begin to be more elaborate with what they create. In this activity, students will use their developing fine motor muscles to put the rubber bands on the geoboard. They will also exercise their addition muscles!
What You Need:
Geoboards Rubber bands in various sizes and colors Paper Pencil
What You Do:
1. Give your student a geoboard and a handful of rubber bands. 2. Explain that she will use the rubber bands to make shapes in various sizes. 3. Give your student time to explore with the rubber bands as she makes shapes. 4. Once she is done making shapes, have her count how many of each shape she made. For example, if there are various squares, have her count the amount of squares. After counting, she will write the amount on her paper. 5. Then she can continue by counting the rest of the shapes she made and write the amounts on the paper. 6. Once she is done counting all the shapes she can write the complete equations and total the amounts.
You can also change up this activity by having your student add the various shapes. For example, 5 big squares + 3 small squares = ______.
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