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A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving. The answer was extremely basic.

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving

The rule was simply: Each number must be larger than the one before it. 5, 10, 20 satisfies the rule, as does 1, 2, 3 and -17, 14.6, 845. Children in kindergarten can understand this rule. But most people start off with the incorrect assumption that if we’re asking them to solve a problem, it must be a somewhat tricky problem. They come up with a theory for what the answer is, like: Each number is double the previous number.

And then they make a classic psychological mistake. They don’t want to hear the answer “no.” Remarkably, percent of people who have played this game so far have guessed the answer without first hearing a single no. percent heard at least three nos — even though there is no penalty or cost for being told no, save the small disappointment that every human being feels when hearing “no.” Top 10 Moral Dilemmas. Miscellaneous Thankfully most of us do not come across dire situations that present a moral dilemma, but it is always a very interesting exercise to consider a dilemma and our reaction to it.

Top 10 Moral Dilemmas

So, I now present you with a list of ten agonizing moral dilemmas, in no particular order. (Be sure to tell us what you would do in the comments.) Ethical Dilemmas. Be sure to discuss your reasons and possible alternative solutions to the one that you propose.

Ethical Dilemmas

Dilemma_examples - dilemma_examples.pdf. Ethical Dilemma Examples. Ethical dilemmas, also known as a moral dilemmas, are situations in which there is a choice to be made between two options, neither of which resolves the situation in an ethically acceptable fashion.

Ethical Dilemma Examples

In such cases, societal and personal ethical guidelines can provide no satisfactory outcome for the chooser. Ethical dilemmas assume that the chooser will abide by societal norms, such as codes of law or religious teachings, in order to make the choice ethically impossible. Ethical Dilemma Situations Personal Friendships Michael had several friends including Roger and Daniel. Classic Lateral Thinking Exercises. Test yourself with these thinking excercises.

Classic Lateral Thinking Exercises

The solutions are at the bottom of the page. Don't be lazy. Try hard to figure these out before you look! It'll be a lot more satisfying. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. The solutions are below. Solutions The man is very, very short and can only reach halfway up the elevator buttons. Alternate Solutions Kyle Powerly offers several alternate solutions that fit and that are actually simpler, thus meeting Occam's Razor.

Because one of them did not necessarily celebrate their birthday on the day they were born, but celebrated later or earlier. Other alternate solutions offered: Elaine wrote: There's another good answer to the gent in black being seen by the black car. (#3) Both were lit by the headlights of a car coming the other way. If you enjoyed these, check out the The Lateral Puzzles Forum or a few of the great books in Book Links: Lateral Thinking, Brain Teasers, Riddles and Puzzles. Analogies. Analogies. Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga. Inference Riddles- having fun with inference and prediction - Welcome to my page on inference riddles.

Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga

It includes my free Inference Riddle Game that you can play right now on your computer. You will also find information on my expanded activity featuring 101 Inference Riddles . If you already have access to the expanded activity, please click here! Inference Riddle Game 101 Inference Riddles Phil and his son, David, have developed an expanded version of their popular Inference Riddle Game. Riddles are an excellent way to practice interpreting figurative language, idioms, and homographs. In the “101 Inference Riddles” activity, your students progress through a graduated sequence of riddles, with riddle #1 being the easiest, and riddle #101 being the most difficult.

. “101 Inference Riddles” is a web-based application that is available to use on your computer, smartphone or mobile device. To purchase access to the “101 Inference Riddles” web activity, click the “Buy Now” button below. Test Prep. Public Good Game - 1. This page has a range of games and other activities that can be used on open days, student conferences or other events.

Public Good Game - 1

Some could be played over a period of time in conjunction with schools and thereby help to develop a link with them. The International Trade Game This has been used by at least two universities in the UK as part of a Year 12 conference. It is also ideal as an induction game for new students. The game takes less than two minutes to introduce to the students. It can be played in two parallel games of 60 students each in a large room with just one lecturer as game leader. All the necessary equipment can be simply made and the room takes no more than 10 minutes to set up.

Group presentations on a topical economic issue The students are first given some preliminary information, though handouts, short video/audio clips and a very brief lecture (5 to 10 minutes). With large numbers of students, the exercise can be done in two rounds. Trading in a pit market Public goods game. Critical thinking web.