This is a really cool time-filler
anyone could try with their class. The best part, it involves a little bit of
math! Take your students through this procedure step-by-step. Tell them to keep
it to themselves and do it in their heads, as you can only focus your
mind-reading techniques when everything is quiet. Go through the steps quickly,
so students don’t have a chance to think up crazy answers!

1. Think of a number from 1-10

2. Multiply that number by 9

3. If the number is a 2 digit number, add the digits
together

4. Now, subtract 5

5. Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds
to the number you ended up with

(i.e. 1=a, 2=b, 3=c, etc.)

6. Think of a country that starts with that letter

7. Remember the LAST letter of the name of that
country

8. Think of the name of an animal that starts with
that letter

9. Remember the LAST letter in the name of that animal

10. Think of a fruit that starts with that letter

Are you ready to have your minds
blown??

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I’m picturing a kangaroo eating an orange...
hanging out in Denmark...

If you have an algebra class, or even just a math class, have them try to explain why this works!

If you have an algebra class, or even just a math class, have them try to explain why this works!