1st graders were on the move today with an old fashion set of wooden blocks. The challenge presented to the students was to replicate specific three-dimensional shapes. This challenge is difficult because of the trade-offs and compromises that must be made in order to complete the task. Students worked in groups to accomplish this speed-based game. Working with a group on this project drives students to use many forms of communication skills to complete the 2-minute task.
This game proved to be a great engineering and academic challenge. After some time the students began to find a way to shortcut parts of the project by working together and tackling different parts of the build. Way to go 1st grade this was an extremely fun experience.