Back in teacher's college one of my professors introduced me to a system for arranging groups of students in a class of 30. It was designed so that each student would have a chance to work with every other student once, but would never work with the same student twice. After the thrill of baring witness to such an elegant system subsided, I decided I could make it a little better. So a few years ago I had a go at applying the same concept to classes of different sizes. More recently I used some recently acquired skills in Sheets to make the system a bit more user friendly. The end result is three separate sheets that can be used for groups of 9-18, 20-24, and 25-28 students.
Here's how to use them for groups of three or more:
How to use it for pairs:
Jumble Chart 9-18 Students
Jumble Chart 20-24 Students
Jumble Chart 25-28 Students
Luke Scholtes is a Science teacher with eleven years experience, currently working at the American International School of Bucharest.