Hey Dad Let’s Talk – 4

19 Feb

Hey Dad – Let’s Talk is a series that allows Dad’s to spend time and bond with their kids. They include a variety of Creative activities from Riddles, Puzzles, Information Tit Bits, Trivia, Quiz, stories etc. Activities that you can discuss, stuff that is interesting and exploratory. Each activity should take 20 – 30 minutes and the best time to spend time with your kids is before you tuck them to Bed. 

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This edition is based on Puzzles with Shapes. Arm yourself with a box of match sticks sit down on the floor and get started. One puzzle may require some coins. The answers are below the last question.

 

1. You see 5 equal squares, Can you leave just 3 squares by taking away 3 sticks

 

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2. Here are 6 equal squares, can you leave just 3 squares by taking away 5 Sticks

 sticking_away_squares2

 

3. Can you leave only 2 complete squares by taking away two sticks from pattern below.

 

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4. Thirteen sticks from 8 triangles ( 6 small and 2 large ones) can you take away 3 sticks and leave only 3 triangles

 

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5. Can you rearrange the 5 sticks to make 2 equal triangles

 

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6. These ten copings form a Triangle pointed upwards – Move only 3 coins in a manner that the Triangle points downwards.

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7. These 15 sticks form a spiral, can you turn this spiral to two squares by moving 3 sticks.

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8. Can you draw this house in one stroke with lifting the pen or moving on the same line more than once.

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9. By moving only two sticks, change these three equal sized squares  into four equal sized rectangles

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10. Can you rearrange these 3 sticks to make 9

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11. And finally – think and see how many triangles you can spot in this diagram.  If you found 24 great job !

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Answers 

1. Forming 3 Squares by removing 3 sticks

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2. Forming 3 squares by removing 5 sticks

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3. Forming two squares by removing two sticks

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4. Forming 3 Triangles by taking away 3 sticks

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5. Forming 2 Equal Triangles by rearranging the 5 sticks

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6. Moving 3 Coins to make the Triangle point downwards

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7. Converting a spiral to two squares by moving 3 sticks

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8. Here is how you can draw the house in one stroke without lifting the pen or moving on the same line more than once

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9. By moving only two sticks, these three equal sized squares can be changed into four equal sized rectangles

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10. Rearranging 3 sticks to make 9


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11. Watch this You Tube Video – to see how there are 24 Triangles in that Diagram

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