Tip #252: A Simple Ice-Breaker

On November 30, 2008, Posted by , In learning activities, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #252: A Simple Ice-Breaker

Amy Dietrich provided this ice-breaker:

“Gray Elephant  Ice-Breaker

This exercise gets everyone on the same page and thinking along the same wavelength.

Note: The group can get hung up on the first three steps, so talk them through with an example.

Step 1:Pick a number between 1-9.
Example: 4
Step 2:Multiply this number by 9.
Example: 4 x 9 = 36
Step 3:If there are two digits in this number, add these two numbers together.
Example: 3 + 6 = 9
Step 4:Subtract 5 from this number.
[Example: 9 ø 5 = 4]
Step 5:Correlate this number to a number in the alphabet. For example, 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D.
[Example: 4 correlates to D]
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