Noodle Challenge Reflection

I thoroughly enjoyed the activity we did in class last Tuesday. I have never done anything like that before, and it was a very new and exciting challenge to take on during class.

If I had to attempt this challenge by myself I most definitely would not have been successful for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that I had no idea at all where to begin to get the noodles standing AND being able to hold the marshmallow at the same time. Another reason is that after doing this assignment twice, it was very clear that there needs to be at least two people working on the same structure in order for the group to have a chance at success.

I say that because having multiple people in a group allows the members to hear their ideas out loud, which opens up the opportunity for those ideas to be critiqued and possibly improved which then leads the group in the right direction. If we didn’t have the three people in our group them we definitely would not have been successful because everyone’s ideas contributed to the success of our structure.

Usually I don’t enjoy doing group work, but this assignment was unique and that mad it very enjoyable for me. Also, because I knew it wasn’t being graded I was able to relax and enjoy the process. I was also very lucky to have such a great group that got us going with some solid ideas that pushed us to be the most successful group in the class. Overall I really enjoyed myself and I would love to do this project again sometime.

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