youcubed: Building Shapes (6-8)

This is one of our favorite team building activities.

Students work together using a rope to create 3-D shapes. The teacher plays the role of the skeptic and asks students to justify how they know their shape satisfies its defined characteristics. Students will need everyone in their group to successfully build these complex shapes and provide a convincing argument.

Middle School, Educator

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