Lateral thinking puzzles are problems or riddles which require logic and reasoning to solve. They are also sometimes called situational puzzles.
One person (the host) presents a situation. The players try to determine the solution or how the situation came about by only asking yes or no questions. The host will answer each question yes, no, or irrelevant. This continues until one of the players comes up with the solution.
These puzzles often involve “thinking outside the box” or letting go of preconceptions. They will help students develop the thinking skills needed to excel at math and science. My family will often do these at the dinner table as a fun family game.
Two Boys Born on the Same Day
Two boys were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year to the same mother. But they were not twins. How?