Problem Discovery

Imagine an arena where the participants are brought in with their eyes closed. The participants are then asked to describe an elephant with their eyes remains closed. The first participant says that an elephant is long and skinny like a snake. The second participant says that the elephant is like the trunk of a tree,…

Problem Solving

In the course “Effective Thinking Through Mathematics“, Prof. Michael Starbird uses puzzles to teach his students, the methodology of solving problems. I think, we can use the same approach in our daily lives to solve problems or to develop new ideas. Lets take a simple maze puzzle and see what we can learn by solving them. Try to solve this puzzle before going forward. How did…