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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#32: In Your Sights

Overview:

Starting with a problem best solved by actually envisioning the situations, participants will proceed to contemplate a work-related problem in the same fashion.

Objective:

To foster imaginative reasoning.

Supplies:

A “back-up” problem—in case some class members have seen the original sock problem before. This will suffice:

 

You have six matches and must form four equal-sided triangles from them.

 

When you are tutoring the “imagine” group, encourage them to think in three dimensions, not two. If they can, they will have a flat triangle and in the space above it, three intersecting matches meeting to make three additional triangles.

Time:

Approximately 20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

If possible, arrange ...

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