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Domino Fall Down

After watching some Youtube videos of the domino effect in our Virtual Classroom, we were inspired to try it for ourselves.

We started by lining our dominoes up in a single line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we tried doubling up some of the dominoes in the line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It requires a lot of mathematical understandings, fine motor coordination, thinking and problem solving skills to place the dominoes in “just the right spot.” Success was always short but sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I really liked about this whole experience was how self motivating and engaging it was. With each success the children set themselves a more difficult challenge. They experimented with using different shapes and lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They explored their creations from all kinds of perspectives.

 

 

 

 

Their persistence was amazing. When something didn’t work, they discussed and problem solved solutions………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tested their theories……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

until successful, and whilst the success was sweet, the process was better.

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