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    Another Geoboard Idea
    By mjo

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    My class loves using geoboards for graphing coordinate pairs also. We use binder paper reinforcers (self-stick circles). Give each student at least 5 white circles and at least 5 color circles. Then have them put the reinforcers together so they are white on one side and color on the other. Each student then places 5 circles on the geoboard with the color side up. Then I roll 2 dice - white for the y-coordinate and red for the x-coordinate - and call out the numbers (the 6 is called as a 0). Students who have a circle on the "called coordinates" turn the circle over to the white side. The first student to have all white circles wins - after they read all of them back to me. (Of course, all of the students will check carefully so they are all practicing again!) If you can't find color circles, you can have the student put 2 white circles together and then color one side. We keep them in film cannisters for easy storage, and they are ready to use anytime we have a few extra minutes to play!


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