Working in small groups, pairs, or individually, students complete the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. To begin, evenly space the three ABS towers and stack the 5 foam rings in descending order of diameter on the first tower. Working in small groups, pairs, or individually, students move the pieces on the first stand to the third stand using the center stand as an intermediary, but there's a catch! Students can only move one ring at a time and cannot place a larger ring on top of a smaller one. Students use logic to reach the solution that requires the least number of moves, solved using a binary math equation.
This lightweight, portable game is best played on a tabletop. Lesson direction is adaptable for grades K-4 and 5-8. Kit includes 3 towers (12"H x 12"W), 5 rings (14", 12", 10", 8", 6" dia; all are 2"H), and lesson direction. Recommended for Elementary and up.