Date: Jan 19, 2013 6:43 AM
Author: Robert Hansen
Subject: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer


On Jan 18, 2013, at 8:46 PM, GS Chandy <gs_chandy@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Isn't it just far too tough for 'pre-algebra students'? (In fact, I wouldn't know how to do it WITHOUT a fair bit of algebra - am I perhaps wrong in calling it 'algebra'?).


It is a word scramble problem...

DEAN - NED = A
ARIEAL - BLAIRE = B
CLARE - EARL = C
DEAN - NED = D
RAFI - ARI = F
GABRIEL - BLAIRE = G
AIDEN - DEAN = I
KOLE - LEO = K
NADINE - AIDEN = N
PAUL - ULA = P
CHARLES - RACHEL = S
TIRA - ARI = T
WOLKE - KOLE = W

The rest of the letters fall out from that.

I guess this means that very few kids do those puzzles on the placemats at Denny's :(

Bob Hansen