These tasks are designed to encourage cooperative problem solving. They require a thinking approach that benefits from the creativity of many minds.
The timetable always allows for a period of reflection and review following the problem-solving activity, facilitated by our trained instructors or programme facilitator, to stimulate appropriate discussion and action points. There is a large choice of tasks and we will always suggest the most relevant and appropriate for your programme requirements, often tailoring a task. Many of our problem solving challenges can be solved either indoors or out and so can be included as a wet-weather alternative or part of a winter programme.
Problem solving tasks are ideal for our team development, leadership development and organisational development team building programmes and some of the challenges can be adapted for inclusion in a fun team build or adult activity session. Please ask for advice. The session is facilitated at all times by either an instructor or facilitator. Problem-solving tasks are suitable for adults and some of the challenges may be adapted for young people.
Frogs and Toads
A mathematical challenge that involves swapping frogs and toads on lily pads. The team can even be the frogs and toads!
Assembling a piece of flat pack furniture with poorly translated instructions comes close to this absorbing challenge!
A large scale version of the ancient Chinese moving piece puzzle. The participants must use the seven geometric pieces to produce various images.
For closet train enthusiasts who want to rearrange railway carriages on a short section of track.
The team must produce a map of a roped maze that they can only explore blindfolded.
The team works its way across the grid remembering the safe path or sequence of moves required.
Try putting together our giant puzzle that has a no printed image to help - guaranteed to test even the most practiced jigsaw puzzler.
A mathematical challenge with a physical solution. Simply move the tyres into a new position - just sounds too easy!