Where do I need to cut in order to guarantee that I get an equal amount of cheese on each piece of toast?
The next day when the students walked, this happened:
Student: Mr. Meyer…are we gonna solve that cheese problem today?!?
Me: Wait, you mean you actually want to figure it out?
Student: Well….<shrugs shoulders>…yeah
Me: Do you think anyone else is interested?
Student: I don't know.
Me: <Asks the class how many would be interested in attempting the question>
Class: <3/4 of them raise their hand>
How much different would this have been if I just brought in this question and "forced" them to work on it? Not sure. Teaching is fascinating.