Geoboard Shapes

Suggested Grades



Students will practice their knowledge of 2-Dimensional shape names and characteristics.


  • geoboards
  • elastics


  • With their own geoboards and elastics, students first play and see what 2-D shapes they can construct.
  • After about five minutes of this, ask students to clear their board and wait for instructions on what shape to construct.
  • Teacher calls out a shape name.
  • Students construct the shape on the geoboard.
  • Have students clear board and repeat.
  • Once students have the hang of this, move on to describing shapes that they are to construct (ie. “this shape has three sides and three corners”).