Friday, October 8 :: TEAMWORK!
C: Voice Level 2 (only the people next to you can hear you and no shouting across the room)
H: Ask your team, elbow partner or raise hand
A: Work on the assignment
M: Stay in your assigned seat
P: Work till assignment is completed
S: Finishing your work
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then work on any missing assignments!
We will begin our project shortly.
Please have a seat!
Stack 'em Up!!
Working in Teams of FOUR (4) to solve a problem!
Students will use a pre-created "tool" (a string and a rubber band)
Team members must work cooperatively to:
Pull their strings to expand the rubber band
Lower the rubber band around a cup
Release the string so that the rubber band grabs the cup
Pick up the cup to stack it
Students are problem solvers and we are going to start by asking you to solve a problem by working in a team to stack cups into a pyramid shape. Does it sound easy?
The trick is that you cannot touch the cups with your hands once the competition begins.
The goal of the activity is to stack the cups into a pyramid shape.
Teams will (by hand) build a pyramid with the cups so you know what the finished product should look like.
Once the competition begins, teams cannot touch the cups with their hands and arms should not hover over the table!
Since you cannot touch the cup, how can the strings help with the task?
Two teams will compete at a time. The winners will compete against each other!
Scatter the cups around the table. Rounds will be timed!
Remember! Arms must not extend over the table.
How well did your team work together to stack the cups?
At what point did you feel like everyone was working together?
What would you do differently for the next time around?