Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Effect - Brain Games

As the concept I am thinking about for my Effect brief is based on mental stimulation and brain games I thought I would look at a wide range of brain games/activities that could possibly test the mental stimulation of effect. 

Tongue Twisters

Mr. See owned a saw.

And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw.
Now, See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw
Before Soar saw See,
Which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See's saw
Before See sawed Soar's seesaw,
See's saw would not have sawed
Soar's seesaw.
So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
just because See's saw sawed
Soar's seesaw.

A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

I need not your needles, they're needless to me;
For kneading of noodles, 'twere needless, you see;
But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed,
I then should have need of your needles indeed.

Three gray geese in the green grass grazing.
Gray were the geese and green was the grass.

Riddles/Brain Teasers

I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
A sponge.

The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?
A coffin.

Suppose there is a town with just one male barber; and that every man in the town keeps himself clean-shaven: some by shaving themselves, some by attending the barber. It seems reasonable to imagine that the barber obeys the following rule: He shaves all and only those men in town who do not shave themselves.
He does not shave. 


Cross Word
Word Search
Sodoku -

I think this would be too boring for students however, take too long and could be too much of a challenge. 

Code Word -

I don't think this would be too boring but I do feel it would be too time consuming. However perhaps I could incorporate the longer length of time into whatever I design. 

Brain 'Testers'

Little tasks that would challenge your capabilities but are not based on knowledge etc. These I also think would be realy fun for students and could visually be interesting to play with. 

Count the white dots.

Say the word not the colour.

Are these vertical lines the same length?

How many words can you make from a list of letters ?(give a list of letters)
Countdown style . . . 
Linking to this could also give them numbers and a total and ask them to get to the total with the numbers using maths. 

- Again I need to ensure these tasks would be found fun and I think the maths one would be too laborious and like a chore. 

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