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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#9: Brainteasing/Brainsqueezing

Overview:

Brainteasers for some represent a competitive (sometimes self-competitive) challenge. When brainteasers are used in hiring situations however, with the prospective employer timing the candidate’s response time, we may feel our brain is being squeezed rather than teased. This activity gives participants a chance to make educated guesses or calculated answers to various questions—some of which are actually part of interview situations.

Objective:

To enable participants to estimate numerical answers more accurately.

Supplies:

• Copies of Worksheet #9-1

• Copies of Handout #9-1 (optional)

Time:

20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Make copies of Worksheet #9-1 (and Handout #9-1 if using the extending ...

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