### Algebra Match

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

### Doughnut Percents

A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

### Arranging Squares

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

# Simplifying Doughnut

### Why do this problem?

This task depends upon members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding. It requires learners to:
• respond to the needs of others
• consider the needs of the whole group
• help others to do things for themselves.

### Possible approach

Share the purposes of the activity and the rules with the group.
Ask team leaders to hand the cards out randomly- four dominoes to each group member.
If you have more than four people in a group then use an observer to ensure the team obeys the rules and notes when there is evidence of members of the team responding to the needs of others, as well as to place a hint card in the middle if one is needed.
• Here are the rule cards.
• You can find the Hint cards here.
As teams finish, ask them to discuss the key things they have learnt about working together. Use observers to feed into the discussions. Then spend some time discussing observations you have made or teams have made as a whole class activity, talking about how they might work more effectively next time.

### Key questions

As this task is designed to be carried out in silence, the use of key questions is inappropriate during the task but can inform discussion of team behaviours when the task is complete.
• Can you give any good examples of when someone noticed what you needed and tried to help?

### Possible extension

The dominoes can also be arranged into a pair of doughnuts or one large doughnut. Ask the team to try and create these shapes.