MathemActive Tower of Hanoi Puzzle
Collaborate to solve this giant tower building game in the fewest moves possible!
Students learn about using a defined process to solve mathematical problems as they work through this larger-than-life Tower of Hanoi game. Blending exercise with classroom learning, students dart between towers to increase their knowledge and heart rate at the same time.
To begin, place the three ABS towers several feet apart and stack the 5 foam rings in descending order of diameter on the first tower. Working in groups, students move all the rings to the last tower, using the center tower as an intermediary. But there's a twist! They may not move multiple rings at once, place a larger ring over a smaller one, or move a ring from the middle of the stack. Students use trial and error to reach the solution and discover that failure is an integral part of learning.
This lightweight and portable game is best played in a classroom, gym, or field where students can receive the full benefits of kinesthetic learning! Kit includes 3 towers (21"H x 12"L), 5 rings (25", 22", 19", 16", 13" dia x 4"H), and lesson direction adaptable for grades K-4 and 5-8. The included lesson direction details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons. Recommended for Elementary and up.