Are you smarter than a 7th grader?

Tip of the hat to Tanya Khovanova for sharing this problem:

Is it possible to place seven points on a plane so that among any three of them, two will be at distance 1 from each other? 

This comes from the 1978 Kyiv Olympiad for 7th graders! Yes, you heard me right: 7th graders. They have some exceptional kids there in Ukraine.

And adults, as we have been learning.

Categories: Math, Teaching & Learning