Today's Tip for Families

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A 'Geoboard' Can Help Kids Learn Math at Home

To help kids understand math, many schools use geoboards. While there are digital geoboard apps you can download, you can also make a classic version of this helpful tool for your child to use right at home.

Take a small piece of wood, approximately 12 inches square. Lay a sheet of graph paper over the board. Next, hammer in 10 rows of 10 small nails or push pins, with each pin one inch apart (make sure the points of the nails or pins do not go all the way through the board). Tear away the graph paper.

Now, give your child a variety of rubber bands in different sizes and colors. Your child can stretch the rubber bands around the nails to answer many questions.

Here are a few to get started:

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West Point Consolidated School District

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