Two people holding a length of rope trying to tie an Overhand Knot

Overhand Knot

Terrific group problem-solving exercise to teach perspective.

  • Simple set-up
  • Ideal for small groups
  • Promotes collaboration
  • Multiple challenges


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User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (3)
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  1. Jit Raya

    Hi,Mark .Ifyou have a short clip of Overhand Knot for me. It would be glad, Thank you very much

  2. Brad Lundell

    I was unsure how this would go since I have never done this activity and there was no video to show a solution, but I went for it with my groups and told them from the start I did not know the solution and had never done it before. The Groups went for it and worked hard at the problem to solve it and came up with a great solution all on their own. It did take some thinking and a good amount of teamwork.

    • Mark

      Well done Brad, I’m so pleased you gave this a go. There’s no doubt video tutorials help, but there’s nothing better than truly embracing the adventure of an activity and enjoying our group’s success on the other side.

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