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A Truly Gifted Teacher?

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#42128
Fun:**** (3.2)
Difficulty:*** (2.41)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



Last week, the local Primary school was visited by the Government School Inspector who was there to check that teachers were performing well in their respective classes.

He was very impressed with one particular teacher. The Inspector noticed that each time the class teacher asked a question, every child in the class put up their hands enthusiastically to answer it.

More surprisingly, whilst the teacher chose a different child to answer the questions each time, the answers were always correct.

Why would this be?





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Comments

catfood99tus*
Jun 03, 2008

Great teaser! It was a bit tricky in a good way.
tommysmo*
Jun 03, 2008

I figured there was a system. I just didn't have the right system figured out!
nosniborAus
Jun 03, 2008

It's more fun than usual, but basic.
4demo*
Jun 03, 2008

Clever [teacher and teaser]!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 04, 2008

Demo: I must remember this when the principal decides to call in on one of my classes!

Zozo_The_ZoAus*
Jun 04, 2008

kewlio
ANATOLIUSAus*
Jun 04, 2008

Pretty good fella....Thanks!
SweetAshleyGirlAus
Jun 04, 2008

WOW love that teaser! It stumpped me thought! whoever thought of that is a geneous!
lorpen*au*
Jun 05, 2008

Brilliant!
Brian2772*au*
Jun 05, 2008

That's a really good teaser!
psychoserenityAgb*
Jun 06, 2008

Going by the title I thought the teacher was psychic or something.
Great teaser!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 06, 2008

Thanks
SweetAshleyGirlAus
Jun 07, 2008

LOVE IT!
SweetAshleyGirlAus
Jun 07, 2008

IT WAS GREAT!
kunjuAin*
Jun 14, 2008

loved it
thanks
chandesmiles*us*
Jun 14, 2008

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jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 15, 2008

Thanks for that. What a lovely reply chandesmiles
zxyggrhynAph*
Aug 24, 2008



I watch sitcoms that's why it went out to be THAT easy.

But what would happen if all pupils raised their left hand? Oh no! What ould he do?!?!

Great teaser!
(user deleted)
Aug 29, 2008

got it
it was easy for me, since this is exactly what we would do when a group came to inspect our school! HAHA. our teachers didn`t encourage it though
Wa11E*en*
Sep 18, 2008

Goodun!
KarateGirl098tus*
Sep 21, 2008

Good one!
Johnny*us*
Nov 09, 2008

I probably would've never figured this out. There is too much of a system in the answer.
NDYApeacockAin*
Nov 30, 2008

I thought it was because the teacher asked questions that the teacher knew a particualr student would know.
What would happen if a student thought they knew the answer (maybe because the student was taught incorrectly) and raised their right hand?
Nice teaser
here2A*
Dec 20, 2008

thanks.
Arikikotau*
Jan 03, 2009

Not completely flawless, but still clever. If the student thought they had the right answer but didn't that wouldn't work. Also, if none of the students knew the answer, that would be a problem. Furthermore, if only one student knew the answer for a number of consecutive questions, it would look strange for the teacher to always pick the same student when all his/her classmates "knew" the answer. But still clever!
precious1026Aus*
Mar 04, 2009

The Inspector was exploring Teachers in "Their" respective fields, is good advice, Mr. Jazzman.
For any teacher to commit to coaching her students in any manner, which indicates answering correctly or incorrectly in front of School Officials is considered "Cheating." It does not matter if there is pen and paper, but the inference is Cheating to make the children Appear to know when in all actuality they do know, but their knowledge is unethical, coached and the Teacher cheats by not acknowledging those students that do not know the answer.
precious1026Aus*
Mar 04, 2009

Secondly, This is NOT a system of any kind. Well I guess it is a system for some, but not the intelligent.
Jimbo*au*
Mar 26, 2009

A good teacher can create more learning from an incorrect answer than a correct one!
lovelost1325Aus*
Nov 09, 2009

my 3rd grade teacher did this but we rised our LEFT hands if we knew the answer heh
omasAau*
Dec 30, 2009

I would have made a twist in the riddle, by allowing the school inspector to ask questions. In that way, it would not appear to the inspector that the questions were rehearsed beforehand by the teacher.

Great teaser by the way!!
nonetheless, I would not encourage such behaviour in any school as it is not true learning!!
Marijahru*
Jun 29, 2010

HAH!! THIS ONE IS SOOO AWESOME!
Angelina8423
Nov 27, 2010

This one is very enthusiastic and clever! I liked it!
Angelina8423
Nov 27, 2010

P.S. The teacher is kind of cheating....
Vervet
May 21, 2011

A trick I know of (this was some time ago but heard it first hand) was to have the pupils take out their exercise books, select a page where they had done some really good work, turn the book face down and sit on for a morning. If the Inspector opened it, it would naturally fall open at this page.
Candi7tus*
Jun 21, 2012

What if they THOUGHT they knew the answer, but they got it WRONG?
30angel100tus*
Nov 08, 2012

I never would have guessed.
izzy1998tus*
May 26, 2013

This was easy for me because it's exactly what my elementary school teacher did to us!



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