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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#28: A Foolery of Fun

Overview:

Participants will work with one or two others to figure out the answers to deceptively simple problems, designed to “fool” participants who do not analyze the questions carefully enough.

Objective:

To encourage participants to apply deliberate, critical thought to problem scenarios.

Supplies:

• Copies of Worksheet #28-1, one per participant• Copies of Worksheet #28-2, one per participant

Time:

About 20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Prepare copies of the worksheets. Ideally, you can arrange seating so participants can work in pairs or triads.

Participants/Application:

The questions on this worksheet activity are designed to fool the problem solver, in that the answers are not obvious but are definitely ...

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