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Sequencer Experiential Learning Activity

Sequencer: Plywood (122cm) & shipping case

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Sequencer is a group problem solving game, where participants use durable, lightweight, wooden plywood planks to create a 3D structure of a 2D diagram. Effective delegation of responsibilities between team members is essential for the group to assemble the structure under a strict time frame.

Also known as Planks, Gridlock, Perplexity, Puzzled Proper, Shelving, or Cycle Time.

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Key Features

    Learning Focus
  • Effective Communication
  • Improving Performance
  • Instruction & Delegation
  • Planning & Monitoring
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Group Size
  • Ideal: 6 - 16
  • Possible: 6 - 16
  • Duration
  • 30-60 Minutes plus review

Activity Overview

Please note that this activity is supplied with a sustainable and robust plastic carry case to provide protection and portability when being shipped or imported. 

Sequencer is an apparently simple task which makes great demands on teamwork! The team members are required to work out how to assemble a set of different wooden components to make a structure which is identical to the design pattern they have received.

It requires close cooperation, strong leadership and excellent communication skills between members, as well as a clear allocation of team roles and responsibility. Following the initial construction period, the group then have to reassemble the pieces against the clock - can they produce sufficient process improvement from construction to achieve the challenging time trial?

We also have two other versions of Sequencer, depending of the space available for construction and group size;

3foot (91cm) Tabletop Plywood, and 6foot (185cm) Plastic versions

Learning Objectives

  • • Planning and implementation process by planning an initial process for gathering detailed information to construct the structure
  • • Using trial and error as well as a detailed recording system to identify and sort plywood components
  • • Time management for completing the structure under a strict time pressure
  • • Problem solving skills
  • • Effective instruction and delegation of responsibilities between team members
  • • Being able to improve performance by finding effective systems and procedures for constructing the structure in a shorter time frame
  • • Supervisory leadership

Activity Description

Activity Contents:

15x Individual Plywood components - largest 122cm (4foot), 1x Expandable plastic shipping container with wheels - largest length 185cm, Facilitator manual

Package Weight:9.6kg 

Participants should assemble the individual components following the diagram to create a flat, interconnected structure. There is only one way in which the pieces will fit correctly. Pieces should not be forced. Correct positioning allows the joints to fit without distortion of the shape. There is only one answer to the problem and this has to be established through a process of trial and error. Detailed planning at this stage is ineffective as the theories must be tested in practice at an early stage.

Once the assembly is complete, the team must develop and rehearse a strategy for taking the structure to pieces and rebuilding it accurately against the clock. As the pieces cannot be marked or pre-sorted they need to have a well developed plan for identifying components and using manpower efficiently if they are to succeed.

This sealed man-made laminated marine plywood version is suitable for import to all countries, including Australia.


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