GOAL & METHOD
GOAL#1 : LEARNERS AUTONOMY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
METHOD#3: encourage communication skills.
Advised Age Group
Cards with numbers (from one to nine), as many as the learners in each group
Divide learners in groups and assign numbers
The best scenario is to form two groups of nine learners; everyone in the group will put a card with a number on her/his chest.
“Maths as a game”
Call numbers with different digits formed by a maximum of three digits. The learners will try to form this number among themselves using simple maths options (+, -, x, /) and, through moving around to have one number next to the other and so on.
To form the numbers, help learners with the mathematical operation. Learners can also help each other: through collaboration they can work quicker. All learners need to take part in the activity.
Evaluation can focus on how the collaboration worked, what roles did you observe, what solutions
In particular, the criteria for the evaluation can be:
- Was there a leader in the group? Leadership is regarded as positive when it does not hinder
- How did the group work together when a discussion came up? In this case, it is positive when
conflicts are discussed and solved.
- How fast did the group reach a solution? Time management is important while working in
The aim of the activity is improving collaboration, enhancing communication and stimulating the search for creative solutions to problems.
Learners will become aware of their communication and collaboration skills as they practice the activity over and over.