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Tool: Geoboard
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Description: Investigate, describe, and reason about the results of subdividing, combining, and transforming shapes using models and representations. Develop, understand, and use formulas to find the perimeter and area of rectangles.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University)
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: Geoboards in the Classroom
Courses: Math 5 Measurement
Math 6 Measurement
Math 7 Measurement
Geometry Polygons

Comment:Can't think of any feature that you lose from peg/rubber bands to this tool. And without the pain of using rubber bands in school!
Comment:A very handy and an efficient tool. The screen should be bigger to accomodate more figures.
Comment:Great way to discuss differences of perimeter and area; how perimeter affects area!
Comment:I thought the activity was great and challenging. No more mess with the rubber bands and storing boards. The kids will love this.
Comment:I really like this tool. It eliminates rubber bands and really seems easier to use than real geoboards.
Comment:I love this! Our school is very tech friendly, each kid having their own laptop, so this would be perfect. No more rubber bands - which snap frequently and which invite children to flick!
  olga garcia
Comment:great!no mess and easy to apply
  Alaska Sunshine
Comment:Easy to correct mistakes and high interest level for special ed kids
Comment:Fun to use, and easy to tweak if you've made a mistake!