## Monday, September 16, 2024

### ChatGPT o1 brilliant teaching & learning tool

We have in ChatGPT 01 a brilliant teaching tool, as it shows its thinking. Yes I know, It is not 'thinking' as we do". But it is mightily impressive, even on oblique problems.

I first tried it on a few, very different logic, language and lateral thinking problems. It got them ALL right but what was more impressive was the exposure of its thinking. It not only got the right answers for all, it explained in detail its process of coming to the answer. This 'explaining' lies at the heart of good teaching and learning.

The fact that is does 'explain' its thinking means it is a perfect 'worked example', teaching and learning tool. Worked examples unpack a problem. They allow learners to see the solution in detail. You can further query bits you don't fully understand. This was true for all of of the short problems and a full GCSE school exam question from a past paper in English Literature, on Jekyll & Hyde, where it did a brilliant job at answering the question. More than this it unpacked its thinking, game me a superb mnemonic and produced Flashcards for practice.

## Starter problems

Note that some are pure logic, some linguistic, some quite oblique.

• Logical Reasoning Problems
• Mathematical Puzzles
• Word Riddles and Linguistic Puzzles
• Lateral Thinking Problems

Q I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

Q What English word has three consecutive double letters?

Q A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain.

Q I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?:

Q A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Q What disappears as soon as you say its name?

Q How can the number four be half of five?

Q I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?

Q  have keys, but no locks:

Q What gets wet while drying?

Q What gets wet while drying?

Q A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A

Q What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS

Q This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it.

How is seven different from the rest of the numbers between one and ten?

## Let me give one example:

A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?

Thought for 13 seconds

Answer:

D is A's niece or nephew.

Explanation:

Let's break down the relationships step by step to understand how D is related to A.

1. A is the brother of B:

• This means A and B are siblings, and A is male.
2. B is the brother of C:

• B and C are siblings, and B is male.
• Since B is the common sibling between A and C, all three (A, B, and C) are siblings.
• Given that A and B are brothers, and B and C are siblings with B being male, it's reasonable to infer that C is also male (since B is referred to as brother to both A and C).
3. C is the father of D:

• C is male and is the parent of D.
• This means D is the child of C.
4. Determining the relationship between A and D:

• A and C are brothers.
• C is the father of D.
• Therefore, A is the uncle of D.
• Consequently, D is the niece or nephew of A.

Conclusion:

• D is related to A as a niece or nephew.
• A is D's uncle.

Summary:

• A, B, and C are brothers.
• C is the father of D.
• Therefore, D is A's niece or nephew.

Riddle Solved!