TIME TABLES

Keywords - Times tables.

Purpose - Training participants to break down numbers into prime factors.

Pre-requisites - Knowing how to count from 0 to 10 in the local language.

Description - The trainer delineates a work space which is referred to as a raft. The participants walk within the perimeter of the raft trying to remain evenly distributed within the space. The trainer can guide the participants verbally with a stop and go or with a percussion instrument or piece of music: when the music is playing they walk, when it stops they remain immobile. During the stops, the trainer will ask participants to portray statues that represent objects, people, abstract concepts, etc.

Once participants have understood the raft and transformation mechanism, the next phase can begin: the N participants are assigned a number from 1 to N which will be theirs for the duration of the activity. The raft game continues and now at the stop the trainer only asks the participants whose number reflects the rule being applied to transform themselves.

E.g: «Only multiples of 3 transform»

«Only numbers that can be divided by 2 and 3 transform», etc.

Duration - A minimum of 10 minutes depending on the variations.