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Squares and More Squares: A Download from 50 Ways to Teach Your Learner

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7323-0
11 pages
April 2004, Pfeiffer
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In this activity participants working in small teams are asked to form as many squares of equal size as possible from a number of geometric shapes provided. The environment is competitive and the best solution involves not only good planning skills, but an ability to ?think outside the box.? Contributed by Mike Winlaw.


  • To demonstrate the need for benchmarking, critical thinking, and planning in the workplace

Group Size: 10 to 20 participants divided into 5 teams of at least 2 participants each

Time Required: 75 minutes

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Author Information

Ed Rose is  training manager at Harris Semiconductor. He is the author of Presenting and Training with Magic and numerous team-building activities. He has thirty-two years' experience in manufacturing, has served as quality examiner for the State of Florida, and has published numerous papers on the subject of self-directed work teams.
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