This week, our CTC I group (ages 8-10) spent time wondering about "strange statements!"
Some of the areas covered were statement analysis, syllogisms and paradoxes.
We ended the day playing with some brain teasers. Your child was sent home with a list of twelve "problems" -- we answered eight problems in class. Please have your student play with possible answers for numbers nine through twelve. We will reveal suggested answers for these problems on Monday!
Along these lines, you may want to check out the following LINK. The web-site lists 99 different optical illusions -- children often have fun with these. If time is limited, I recommend playing with this illusion. This is one that a student could easily play with on his own, although you may need to read through the instructions one time with your child.
I would like the students to connect our last class to optical illusions, in other words, they should consider what do optical illusions and some of the "strange statements" we made on Monday have in common? I will ask them next week if they have come to any conclusions!
Next week, we will be playing with pentominoes (see above) for most of the class. If any student has extensive experience with solving pentomino problems -- please let me know!