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Peg Boards 3 x 3  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Peg Boards 3 x 3  resource description

Here is a page of 3 x 3 peg board templates. Great for investigating shapes.

Peg Boards 3 x 3

What is the resource?

This PDF provides a simple grid with dots (like those on real pegboards).  Ideal for early learners developing number skills!

 

Why are peg boards important?

They link maths to physical play, grounding understanding in the real world:

  • Counting & one-to-one: Each peg in a hole reinforces quantity versus just reciting.
  • Number patterns: The array format reveals even/odd, rows, columns... visually.
  • Fine motor boost: Grasping pegs builds skills critical for holding pencils later.
  • Early geometry: Kids make shapes, and notice symmetry, all through hands-on exploration.

Why is this resource helpful?

This printable format gives every student their own 'board' for practice:

  • No equipment needed: Works for classrooms on a budget or kids learning at home.
  • Promotes exploration: Open-ended tool sparks a different number of games & challenges.
  • Supports various levels: Adjust the task using coloured pegs to make it harder/easier.
  • Visualising addition: Combine small grids – seeing '5 and 5 make 10' is powerful.
  • Printable PDF: Provides sheets for lessons, take-home practice, and even laminated games.

This resource makes early maths tangible. Kids develop a foundational 'feel' for numbers and patterns essential for deeper maths later on.

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