Free Parent Involvement Activity – "In The Interview" – Age 7+

“Character is higher than intellect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

How Many Handshakes? When Amanda arrived at her interview, she and the seven other competitors for the position shake hands with each other. Amongst these eight people, how many total handshakes are there?

Who Bought Lunch? The president of the company wants to find out if Amanda is smart enough to work for the company so he has asked his associates to help with a brain teaser for her. Amanda must figure out which of the six associates bought lunch today. Her only clue is that four of the associates will make one false statement. All of the rest of the statements will be true. Who bought lunch today?

Kate said:
It wasn’t Andrew
It wasn’t Matthew
It wasn’t Ryan

Ryan said:
It wasn’t Emily
It wasn’t Matthew
It wasn’t Price

Matthew said:
It wasn’t Ryan
It wasn’t Kate
It wasn’t Andrew
Andrew said:
It wasn’t Emily
It wasn’t Kate
It wasn’t Price
Price said:
It wasn’t Andrew
It wasn’t Matthew
It wasn’t Kate
Emily said:
It wasn’t Ryan
It wasn’t Andrew
It wasn’t Price
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Source: Smart & Simple Thinking Activities to do with your Child. Ages 7 and up. Available at Schoodoodle.com.

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