Professor Assessor’s Greatest Ever Problem – Solving Inventions

One day, at school, Professor Assessor was given a quiz … how to make things work in the world and be a real whizz ! Can you help the Professor at all (with a few of his problems that no -one else seems to care about at all !). Mmm, the Professor thought a bit – chewing his pen, looking through his microscope … and making sure the lights in his idea bubble were lit. After about a week or so, Professor Assessor’s imagination suddenly started to flow. “Crash ! Bang ! Whallop ! Eureka !”, Professor Assessor cried out, realising he’d come across an answer to every problem in the world – that no – one else had ever been able to fathom out ! Each time he stumbled on a new creative bit using his imagination, (such as the right answer to the sum of quadratic algebraic equations or how to overcome the problems of inflation), his eyes sparkled and his face started to glow ! Soon, he even devised a way of making fifty year old rusted engines go ! Before the day was done and dusted, the answer to every one of questions on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” was busted … People came to wonder and crazed, utterly amazed … at how Professor Assessor’s prophecies appeared to look at the universe a million different ways ! They said, “This guy’s a genius, he knows everything, it’s true – he can answer everything that no – one else knows how to do !”. Soon, his abilities were known far and wide, for being so bright, he dazzled more than the stars at night – astronomically, meteorite … Professor Assessor was a guiding light ! 


What ? Who ? Why ? When ? Where ? How ?

1. What do you think are the greatest problems in the world today ? Try to structure your answer into categories of alternative approaches – such as technological, scientific, historical, factual, financial (economic), nutritional, environmental.
2. Can anything be done about them ?
3. Devise three different inventive ways of solving each of the problems that you have identified.
4. Draw first a plan to structure your ideas. Try to structure your answer into categories of alternative approaches – such as technological, scientific, historical, factual, financial, nutritional.




Professor Assessor’s Structure – Rule One …

You can always use Professor Assesor’s technique … to stumble on solutions and find the answers to all the questions you seek. Look around the classroom – what problems are there – for example – a hole in the floor, or an area square. Then devise a mathematical equation to show how to implement a problem – solving strategy, using geometrical, arithmetic and numerical theory. Very soon, you will see, you don’t need to be Einstein, but just apply one or two rules that structurally answer everything !

© Jacqueline Richards 2008



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