Oct 6, 2014

Group Challenge #2 SAVE FRED!

Friday after our end of unit math test we had another group challenge.  This challenge was to work with a partner to save Fred.  Fred was a gummy worm who had been out boating (clear cup) but had capsized.  Unfortunately he had forgotten to wear his life vest which was trapped underneath the boat (don't ever do that!).  Here is a picture of how each group began the challenge.
Fred is on top of his boat but the life saver is trapped underneath!  OH NO!
Students were given 4 paper clips and were not allowed to touch Fred, the boat, or the lifesaver.  They had to work together to get the life vest out from under the boat and then put Fred into the life vest.  Not as easy as it sounds!  However all groups were successful and here are some pictures from our challenge.....


Anonymous said...


I love this post because it is interesting and unique,

I like how you used a gummy worm as Fred! I like the challenges you had to do with Fred especially the one when you had a paper clip and you couldn't touch Fred!

The only way I can't relate is that I love gummy worms!

come and check us out at http://year6atnexus.blogspot.sg/


Colin said...

That sounds really fun that you tried to get fred out. We tried to make noodle tower and it had to hold a jumbo marshmellow.

Anonymous said...

it sounds really fun and special where did you get that idea ? we want to do same thing in our class and thank you for the public post !

our blog address is http://year6atnexus.blogspot.sg/

Jihooh yoon