Students will be able to collaborate to create an algorithm, or a list of step-by-step instructions, for navigating around obstacles.
Ask students: "What is a maze?" Discuss previous experiences and prior knowledge related to mazes.
Optional: Use a picture book, such as Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg or Journey by Aaron Becker to introduce the idea of a fun and exciting expedition through and around many different kinds of obstacles.
Explain to students that they will be allowed to move the furniture around the room to create a life-size maze.
Then students will have the opportunity to walk through the maze. The trick is that they can only move in ways that are part of an algorithm, or a step-by-step set of instructions.