Friday, September 7, 2007

In My Right Mind?

Last night Thomas came excitedly into the family room;


"This is a test," he said. "Answer these questions:


15 + 6


3 + 56


89 + 2..."


And so on, in that vein with 5 more skill testing addition problems.


"Now," he instructed,  "tell me a colour and the name of a tool".


His face fell a little when I answered, and I asked if I had given the wrong reply.


"Sort of," he said. 


Apparently, after answering a series of left-brain, logical math questions, it is normal for one to answer the colour-tool question as from the left brain, with little or no creativity. The normal answer, after 8 or more sums, is "red + hammer".


 I said "red" and "monkey wrench".


Hmm...

1 comment:

  1. I definitely said red and hammer! Weird!

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