Monday, 25 May 2015

'Thinking outside the Square' (T.O.T.S)

In room 8 we have been thinking about different ways to think about problems....not going for the obvious but T.O.T.S.
'Lateral thinkers are the round pegs in the square holes.  The ones that see things differently......  about the only thing you you can't do is ignore them because they change things, they push the human race forward.  The people who think they are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do'.  Apple Inc.

Have a go at these puzzles:
1.  A farmer owns a beautiful pear tree.  He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery shop.  The shop owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase.  The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches, each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs.  Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?
2.  How many times can you subtract the number 2 from 32?
3.  One day 2 mothers and 2 daughters went shopping for shoes.  They each bought a pair of shoes and ended up with 3 pairs, how is this possible?
4.  2 students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk.  There is nothing in between them but the desk.  Why can't they see each other?

One of the greatest Thinkers.O.T.S was Leonardo da Vinci.  A man of immense talent.  We will look at his works in more detail over the next few weeks.

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