The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82775   Message #1517705
Posted By: dianavan
08-Jul-05 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Logic puszzle
Subject: RE: BS: Logic puszzle
keep those puzzles coming. Its good to exercise our brains that way.

MMario - You sound like some of my students. They do not understand why they have to illustrate and explain their answers if the answer is right.

Illustrating and explaining demonstrates cognitive understanding.

The right answer proves only that you can calculate. These days, we have little machines that can do that. Whats needed today is not just higher level problem-solving skills but the ability to communicate that reasoning with others.

BTW - I didn't get the right answer. In fact, I gave up. It was too hard for me.