Did You Do It With 3 Lines? Connect the Dots Part 3

Well, I think I have learned that the beginning of the week for creative genius practice is too busy for me. So I am going to shoot for the middle of the week.

Divergent Thinking of 3 Lines

So how did you do on the last problem?

Did you get all 9 dots lined up with only 3 lines?

I hope you did! If not, here is an idea to help you.

I gave you a clue: Use your TAN lines. TAN being all capitalized….for “tangent”. If you look below, the 3 lines become tangent lines for 2 out of 3 circles in each row.

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The lines do meet together, I just didn’t have enough room in my graphic editor. Oh well.

 

Divergent Thinking of 1 Line

 

Now we get to try this with one line.

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Notice: The instructions are a bit different so you have even more freedom to be creative with the solution.

What would you do? Leave your possible solutions in the comments below.

Creative Genius Tuesday? — Connect the Dots Part 2

This late creative genius post is brought to you by the flu. My daughter is currently in the trenches and it started yesterday. Our family has been sick since Dec 26th. It has been a veritable blitzkrieg of  disease on our house. But now to the main issue:

Connecting the Dots

In the last creative genius post, you were supposed to connect a matrix of dots with just 4 straight lines without lifting your pencil. Now, there are many different ways to accomplish this but here is the most famous one:

4 lines answer

 To think outside of the box on this one, you have to realize…there is no spoon…I mean box. A lot of people will automatically assume they cannot go outside of the boarders that are artificially created by the rows and columns of the dots. So this brings us to our new one: Continue reading

Secret Traveler #2 Dosier and Travel Visa

COVERT COMMUNIQUE FROM HQ: 

We had to send your next destination  more encrypted than the last because we believe you are being followed. So please watch your back. You are about to leave a beautiful area and get on a cruise ship headed for Hawaii. There you will head one of two directions (E or W) to a port. When you get to the port, you can rent a car from here: Continue reading

Monday Brain Teaser 4/29

Since creative thinking is something I enjoy, I thought I would share a weekly brain teaser for you and your students to encourage creative thinking. The answers will be given in either my weekly posts on Wednesday or the following Monday.

RULES

There is no right or wrong way in getting the answer unless it is to look up the answer directly. Otherwise no method of thinking or investigation should inhibit the student of creatively solving the fun problem. Once you get the answer, try to be the first to post your results! Above all have fun with it.

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