To prepare for the 1st challenge you will need to master 3 skills…
- Your memory skills
- Your observation skills and attention to detail/ accuracy
- Your teamwork skills when engaged in complex tasks
Preparation Task 1 – “Memories”
Purpose: To improve students’ memories and retention of complex scenarios.
Did you know there are different types of memory skills?
Task: Click here to access an appropriate list of games to improve your memory skills.
Some further examples to explore are listed below!
Memory Game 1 – Sequencing Numbers
There are many more games for you to explore like this one at http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/memory_games.html
Memory Game 2 – Find the pair (cards)
Preparation Task 2 – “From My Point of View”
Purpose: To encourage students to improve their individual skills of observation, and appreciate the value of accuracy and teamwork when engaged in complex tasks.
If you and 3 team members sat on each side of a table and stared at an object placed in the middle of the table, would you each see the same view of the object?
Task: Using the material provided, sketch only what you can see from your seating position (view) of the object on your table. Do no speculate on what you are unable to see. Each team member can discuss their individual sketches in the context of a team result, e.g.
- Are the sketches sufficiently detailed?
- How important is the scale of each individual sketch?
- What links can be made between the sketches?
- Does a whole picture emerge?
Preparation Task 3 – “From Where I’m Sitting”
Purpose: To enable students to improve their individual skills of oral description, and appreciate its value in the context of accuracy and teamwork when engaged in complex tasks.