Small groups of students were given puzzle pieces. Their task was to create five squares.
So, what was the catch? No talking, gesturing, or taking puzzle pieces from their group members.
Students could only give puzzle pieces away.
What happened? Most groups had a few moments (or minutes) where everyone sat there, waiting for someone to pass a piece to them.
We discussed how important communication was within groups, and when communication is limited to only giving puzzle pieces away it makes the task extra challenging.
There are so many great ideas we will continue to discuss during the school year.