Getting Better at Group Work Upper Primary

Working on a problem in a group gives you chance to discuss your ideas and further your thinking. Three or four brains are usually better than one! These activities will help you improve your group-working skills.

Arranging Cubes 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

En-counters 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

Counters in the Middle 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

What Shape? 

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.