Cubes and Clocks with Ravi Shankar R, Anupama Prakash, Sriraghavan S M and Pavan Kumar P at 1 Shanthi Road

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.

Solving the cube puzzle
Solving the cube puzzle
put it right!
put it right!

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.

tally board
tally board
Lead the way
Lead the way
winner again!
winner again!

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.

Aparna listening intently to the rules
Aparna listening intently to the rules
Aparna playing with cubes for estimation
Aparna playing with cubes for estimation
estimation with cubes
estimation with cubes
team work
team work
Aim high
Aim high
Prakruthi helping out
Prakruthi helping out
Manoj placing a cube
Manoj placing a cube
Aparna the winner
Aparna the winner

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.

Raghu explaining the "super animal clock" game rules
Raghu explaining the “super animal clock” game rules

The idea of angles was tested on our pizza dial along with the concept of ratio and proportions.

Shilpa with our super pizza clock
Shilpa with our super pizza clock

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.

Game in progress
Game in progress
Mr. CL Gowda our kite winner
Mr. CL Gowda our kite winner
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