Since we have the iPads, I also created a little Quadrilateral booklet project for them to work on. The project requires the students to create the shapes using the Geoboard app AND be able to identify these shapes in real life and explain how they are use. The students were thrilled to be able to play with the Geoboard app as we've had it on our iPads for sometime but never used it. Just like if they were using real Geoboards, they have the ability to pick different color rubber bands but unlike the real Geoboards they can also fill in their shapes. Best part about this app......it's FREE!
The possibilities for using it are practically endless! Students can represents fractions, figure out area and perimeter, and so on. It's really easy to use too. A win win all around.
You can get a copy of both my free handout and booklet project at my store. Hopefully your students will enjoy it as much as mine are!
Also, in case you haven't heard or seen it already, my friend, Krystal Mills, over at Lessons from the Middle is having her First Bloggy Birthday! A bunch of us fellow bloggers got together and donated TONS of products for her to give away ranging in all grade levels. Head over and enter to win some awesome prize packs whose total worth IS $500!
And don't forget to download the Geoboard App for some virtual rubberband fun! ;-)