# November 2014 Brain Teaser Solution

Q: Find the five distinct integers a, b, c, d, e, given that a < b < c < d < e and the sums of every possible pair of these numbers are: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17.

# Study with the Brainiacs or Chill…”Dropping” to the Lower Math Class

Should students stay struggling in an uncomfortably challenging environment with the brainiacs?
or is being the king/queen of the mountain in the lower Math preferable?

Has the s been working to their capacity?  If so then a change may be warranted, otherwise we may be ‘rewarding’ them for putting in little effort and now in the lower class they can really chill.

# It Might be More Work!!!

When asked to solve non right triangle trig

which is a mulitstep problem that benefits from writing down all of the  many steps

so the problem solving took some twists and turns and what shouold have taken 1 or 2 minutes was now taking 6 or 7

When asked why he was not writing it down,

My own son, 17, gave this response

IT MIGHT BE MORE WORK!!

# Fundamental Core Belief for Math Teaching and Learning

Help your students, teachers or organization work harder and smarter and enjoy the process

Based on the fundamental core belief that people can change,