11/15/2009

Instant Challenge #3: Cup Holder


Here is our Instant Challenge for this week! If you missed it, be sure to see my introductory post for rules and more information. I will post a linky with our solution in one week. You will then be able to link up until the next challenge is posted.

Instant Challenge #3: Cup Holder

Go ahead and add a 2 minute brainstorming time to the challenge. They cannot touch the materials during this time, but they can make a plan. Then restart the timer and let them begin. {Note: This is not in the original challenge. I also added 2 minutes to step one. If you are working with an older or experienced student, then you should consider going with a time limit of 5 minutes for step one}.

Tip of the Week:

Go through the scoring section and have the team (not you) score themselves on each of the things listed. Ask why they would give themselves that score. Ask if they can think of anything that would improve their score.

You may find it helpful to keep a running list of the things the team decides would improve their score. Review this list with the team before each Instant Challenge they do. If the team consistently forgets things on the list, assign specific team members to remember them for each challenge.

If time allows and the team has discussed a better way of solving the challenge, give them more time to solve it. This ends the practice on a good note and it gives the team a great opportunity to develop skills.

So, are you up for a challenge?

1 comment:

Andi said...

Yes we are! Today we are! Thank you for Hosting this Chel - it is fun to see and do!