I’ve used this game numerous times in the past 20 years. Today was the first time I saw a student “googling the solution” – I laughed because I told them I used this in the mid-90s. Most of my 9th graders were born around 2000ish. It was funny because google wasn’t around back then. I remember the first email I ever received. I remember the first email I ever sent.
I remember going to a conference and creating a project called SONIC – Students On the Net In the Classroom. My first webquest. Wow. I’ve seen a lot of changes.
But this puzzle is still a great one, timeless.
I’ve used yarn. Today I used curling ribbon because that’s what was in my cabinet. Lots and lots of laughter. Students upset because I won’t let them keep working on it. I did ask that they wait a couple of days before actually googling the solution.
My goal these first few days…laughter, thinking, persevering.
Yesterday was a problem that almost everyone got.
Today, noone was able to solve it. YET.
Tomorrow, a team-competition per se.