By The Math Learning Center
Age Recommendation 4+ years.
Remember at school those wooden boards covered with nails where you would stretch out elastic bands to create shapes? Such a classic toy for both experimenting with your creative side or giving those mathematic brain cells a workout. Well now it’s an app thanks to Dr. David Moursund and The Math Learning Center.
A great tool for learning more about shapes, angles, fractions, symmetry, pattern, spacial awareness, design, and much more. The most appealing aspect for me comes from the open-endedness the application provides, allowing it to suit such a wide age range.
The application provides the child with a good variety of coloured elastic bands and two different sized peg boards (iPad) where your child has the option of also filling in the shapes they create with colour.
I would only recommended you use this on an ipad, as I believe on anything smaller it may make it more difficult for younger children to manipulate.
Geoboard is a little beauty, and the best part, it’s free. A great app that should appeal to both parents and teachers.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4,4S, 5. iPod touch 3rd, 4th, 5th generation & iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Danielle Mantakoul 2013
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