Teach Kids Geometry With a K'nex Geoboard!

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Introduction: Teach Kids Geometry With a K'nex Geoboard!

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Happy New Year folks! This is my first instructable of this year!

A geoboard is a mathematical manipulative used to explore basic concepts in plane geometry such as perimeter, area and the characteristics of triangles and other polygons.

Is your kid have problems in finding out certain things like perimeter and even identifying figures? Well, no worries! With this K'nex Geoboard, you can teach your kids geometry in a fun and easy way!

So, what are you waiting for... make it!

PS- I'm entering this in the Rubber Bands Contest and the On a Budget Contest! Please vote for me there if you enjoyed my project!

Step 1: Pieces Required

So, in this project, we will see the pieces required:

Rods

Green Rods- 195

White Rods- 52

Blue Rods- 140

Connectors

Red Connectors- 8

Blue 3D Connectors- 50

Gray 3D Connectors- 130

Step 2: Making the Base

For this step, you will need the following pieces:

84 Green Rods

36 White Rods

4 Red Connectors

65 Gray 3D Connectors

25 Blue 3D Connectors

In this step, we will make the base that will support the entire weight of the structure. This is relatively easy, and not time consuming. Be sure to place the white rods as in the photos! =D

Continue to the next step to make the top!

Step 3: Making the Top

Now for this step you will need the following pieces:

36 Green Rods

65 Gray 3D Connectors

25 Blue 3D Connectors

In this you will be making the pieces for the top, but you will be assembling in the next step.

Step 4: Adding the Top

For this step you require the following pieces:

75 Green Rods

16 White Rods

4 Red Connectors

This step is simple as it sounds. Just add the top and you are good to go! Proceed to the next step and you will finish it up! Don't give up now!

Step 5: Adding the Pins

For this step, you will need the following pieces:

140 Blue Rods

This is where you board turns lively! Add these blue rods and... voila! You're done! Now you can make some cool designs on this board! You can also teach students/kids some cool geometry!

Step 6: Congratulations!

Congratulations! You have finished with your very own geoboard! Have fun!

If you happen to build it, please leave an image down below and I will include it in this step!

Also, please vote for me in the Rubber Bands contest and the On a Budget Contest, if you liked it. I'd really appreciate it.

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Hey! Glad to see you haven't been sucked into a black hole! Lol.

Thanks sandro! Anything you working on lately?

For months already, I hope to finish this summer.

Nice Ible....

Nice!

Thanks a lot! Please vote too!