"Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.", Robert Evans

Project Outcomes

Find a creativity technique
New creativity technique

Exercise 5: A children's task

This is a task that was given to a group of children for admission in kindergarten for gifted children in Nagoya, Japan. 74% of the children solved it. A hint: the children were able to count up to 10. (Source: http://www.valentinmihov.com/2009/11/12/japaneze_kindergarten_task/)

8809 = 6
7111 = 0
2172 = 0
6666 = 4
1111 = 0
3213 = 0
7662 = 2
9312 = 1
0000 = 4
2222 = 0
3333 = 0
5555 = 0
8193 = 3
8096 = 5
7777 = 0
9999 = 4
7756 = 1
6855 = 3
9881 = 5
5531 = 0
6782 = ?

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