On torpedoes and non-intuitive problems

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Teachers need to know problems which will shake their students’ intuitions. Listed in this paper are several problems which have proved to have been successful in getting students to think about topics and notions they thought they knew. Students have not only solved the conundrums (often with help), but they have often developed them further into research projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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