We started our workshop at 5:00pm with three participants. The facilitators took them through an activity, which puzzled them more than they played or watched cricket all their life. They were asked to put together nine specially designed cubes to form a cricket pitch. A step further to make things complex was to get the cricket pitch with right fielding positions. Though they took some time, the team encouraged them with every single move and cheered them to complete the task.
Surekha our dear artist friend joins the game of cubes to play tic-tac-toe. Rules of the game is to make a single move at a given time with just 90degree turns of the cube to align the same faces to score a point. The challenge is to gain points with a maximum of nine moves to complete the game. Four players continue to crack their heads and making others moves difficult.
Surekha saves everyone from their misery and wins with nine moves…..Strategic thinking is all it takes says the winner. We have a second team that has warmed up to the game, challenging our facilitators to beat them at their own game. The heat is on!
Its 6:15pm and Aparna measures the volume of 1.shanthiroad gallery. Once again she used the cubes to measure the length, breadth and height and estimated that we would need 2002 cubes to fill the entire space.
Raghu takes Shilpa through some of the brilliant possibilities with clocks and dials. He picks the attractive animal dial to share the concept of probability and chance. A set of five chances to turn the dial and predict the outcome before starting the game led Shilpa make her guesses and test the results. She figures that its best to have more trials to get closer to her prediction.
The idea of angles was tested on our pizza dial along with the concept of ratio and proportions.
Another team gathers as they walk to try their hands once again with tic-tac-toe. As each get nine moves and each cube allowing six rotations, Mr. CL Gowda takes away a kite for his grand-daughter.