Carpenter’s Cut Teaching Strategies

The Carpenter’s Cut game works well as both an independent learning activity and a collaborative one. Pair up students of different abilities so that more advanced students can teach students who are struggling. Encourage advanced students to use key vocabulary terms when helping their classmates. The best way to learn something is by teaching it to others!

Keep in mind that the game gets progressively more difficult as it progresses. Younger students may only be able to play the first few rounds successfully. You can instruct struggling students to hit “reset level” to show another problem at the same level, rather than progressing on to the next level.