It's a (problem) festival!
This week in Creative Thinking, we took some time to sit back and play some games!
We kicked off the morning with a little dice magic. Please ask your student to show you the "dice trick." I'd love to find out if they remember the solution and can pull off the presentation. Please share any stories!
We then tried to guess how many handshakes there would be if everyone in the room shook hands with one another. We got some pretty interesting predictions and even though none were correct, we were able to walk through the problem and work through to a solution.
We spent the last 45-minutes of class playing five different strategy games courtesy of ThinkFun. We played Ducks In A Row, Nim, Star 29, Pig & the Fence, and Dodge 'Em. All games, plus a few more, are available at the link, if you are interested.
For work at home, I handed out a Sudoku Puzzle Challenge, which is more difficult than the one provided earlier in the semester. There are two puzzles, both are optional. I would like students to come to class next week with an answer to The New Star Puzzle. If you need the handout, it is located here (scroll down to second half of page), along with dozens of wonderful printable puzzles should your student be left begging for more.
See you next week!
We use curriculum from Art of Inquiry, LLC