We try to include fun exercises in the course whenever we can. This is one:
Afterreading Musical Chairs, find a friend or family member to answer the question – in fact, more than one partner is preferable. One rule: you may not speak and can only use one sheet of paper to solve the problem. For the solution, each student in the classroom must have a chair that accommodates their dominant writing hand.
To add a technological dimension, you may choose to use Skype, Zoom, or another technology to perform this exercise with a classmate or person living away from you.
Do not solve this problem independently, but with your partner(s). The goal is to experience communication without using normal speech.
Post your reflection of the exercise.