The Domino Effect in the Classroom

The domino effect refers to any action which sets in motion a chain reaction of similar events. For example, this phenomenon may manifest itself when one setback impacts many other business-related issues or one event influences others’ behaviors. A domino effect can also apply within stories as characters’ actions affect those around them in different ways.

Domino is an ancient Roman board game originating in Latin, meaning “tablet.” A domino is a flat rectangular block featuring either one to six divided faces that may or may not feature printed designs on them; each piece in a set contains 28 dominoes for play.

Students learn the rules of domino in the classroom by performing various tasks with these small tile-like blocks. Students might be asked to create domino addition equations or explore how each number influences the total number of dots on a piece – either individually, in pairs, or as part of a class demonstration.

Example: For this activity, a teacher might ask their class to select a domino from a pile and count how many dots it contains on both sides before rotating it so it features 2 + 4 = 6. They might then ask students to rotate it so the sum remains the same, showing how the addition equation (2+4=6) changes while still meeting its goal; such activity supports Mathematical Practice Standard 8 by helping meet this standard’s requirement of Looking for and Expressing Regularities in Repeated Reasoning.

Dominoes can also be used to demonstrate understanding of fractions and division. Teachers may ask students to divide a domino into equal parts before having them count each part individually, match matching ends together, laying them out in rows or patterns or playing dominoes games such as stacking square tiles on top of circles before building pyramids with what remains.

An especially useful application of dominoes lies in creating Rube Goldberg machines – devices which perform complex tasks with minimum effort – using dominoes as part of such machines and setting them up in large rooms to create stunning displays.

No matter your writing process, the act of plotting a novel ultimately boils down to asking yourself “what happens next.” While this question can be daunting, considering your scenes through the prism of domino effect will help provide answers. Using this concept as guidance in your writing ensures each scene logically follows from one before and affects those to come after. You could even apply this notion in business activities by asking yourself “which dominoes do I need to set in place to reach my goal.”