Volume 6 Issue 5
December 1999

PRE-OPENING ACTIVITY

1-to-7 Calculator Game
York Adams Council

This is a "join in anytime" game the boys can play as they arrive. Here's how it's played.

The boys sit around in a circle. One person is given a calculator to start. He punches in a number (any odd number from 1 through 7) and presses the + key. He passes it on to the next player, who does the same thing. This continues until the value reaches 50. If a player presses a number that casues the total to exceed 50, he has to pass it on to the next person to start. If he selects a number that gets the total to exactly 50, he gets to start the next round.

Match
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

  1. Data
  2. Input
  3. Process
  4. Output
  5. Internet
  6. Program
  7. Laptop Computer
  8. Computer Chip
  9. Hard Disk
  10. Floppy Disk
  11. Booting
  1. A set of steps or a list of instructions that tells a computer to do something.
  2. The process that a computer goes through when you turn it on. It gets itself ready for you to use.
  3. A portable, battery powered computer, small enough to compfortably fir on a persons lap.
  4. A worldwide network of computers that allows people to exchange information with machines all over the world.
  5. A small, black package containing important electronic circuits.
  6. Material that is stored in a computer. It can be letters, words, paragraphs, decisions, pictures, or even ideas.
  7. Convert data into information.
  8. Information that is given out by the computer. This information may be displayed on a screen, printed on a printing device, or shown in other ways.
  9. Data that is given to a computer. Usually this data will be processed into information.
  10. Permanent memory device.
  11. A removable permanent memory device.

Answers: A-6, B-11. C-7. D-5, E-8, F-1. G-3. H-4. I-2. J-9, K-10

Tony G. sent this to me

A quick test of intelligence. Don't cheat! Because if you did, the test would be no fun. I promise, there are no tricks to the test. Read this sentence:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

Now count aloud the F's in that sentence. Count them ONLY ONCE: do not go back and count them again. See below
ANSWER:

There are six F's in the sentence. One of average intelligence finds three of them. If you spotted four, you're above average. If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody. If you caught six, you are a genius.
There is no catch. Many people forget the "OF"'s. The human brain tends to see them as V's and not F's. Pretty weird, huh? It fools almost everybody.

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