Why do this
is a version of the popular "Frogs" activity which can be found
. There is an opportunity here for pupils to pursue a very
practical experience of mathematics. It also gives pupils a chance
to have an extended period of time investigating the activity so as
to start improving their perseverance during a long task.
Sit three boys and three girls on a bench to each represent a
rabbit and proceed with the activity as described, with the rest of
the class suggesting the moves to make. You will probably need to
have a discussion about how best to record the moves!
Why make that move?
What move could we make next?
Can you do it in fewer moves?
How could we make a new challenge that's a bit like this
Have a go at "Frogs" which can be found here
Allowing plenty of opportunities for learners to talk to each
other about what is going on will engage them and help them
understand the 'rules'.