Mark a starting line and finish line at opposite ends of the room. One team at a time will play; give the team one large beach towel and one hand towel. Keeping everyone’s feet on the towels at all times, the team must get every member from start to finish as quickly as possible in any way they can think of. However, all feet must always be on a towel; if any foot touches the ground, the team must start over with the clock running. The team with the fastest time wins.
What strategies did you think of to get you to finish faster?
What worked and what didn’t?
How did you decide which strategies to use?
“Keep those feet on the towel!” “You can take off your shoes if it’s too slippery!”
“How else can you use the towels to solve this problem?”
“Is it faster for everyone to go at once or one or two people at a time?”