Sit & Solve Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Sit & Solve Lateral Thinking Puzzles

by Paul Sloane, Des MacHale


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When in the last 200 years was there a year which read the same upside down? When will it next happen? What can pass through water without getting wet? And, these are the easy warm-ups just to get you started! As Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge," and every puzzle here encourages youngsters to think creatively and find ingenious solutions--not just parrot facts they've been spoon-fed. Some play with language, others tell stories, still more present visual challenges. Give this "kick yourself" example a try: it's one that seems hard.but when you learn the answer you won't believe you missed it! A woman has five children. Half of them are boys. How come? Now do this picture puzzle: Can you form four equilateral triangles using just 6 toothpicks? Good luck!


1. 1881 and 1961. The next will be 6009.

2. Light.

3. All of her children are boys, so half must be!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806957050
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Series: Sit & Solve Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 4.65(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

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