Matchstick Problem

matchstick quiz

Translation: How do we move only 1 matchstick to make the equation valid?

(“Not Equals” sign \neq is not allowed)

This is a really tricky question… Hint: Need to think in Chinese, this is a Chinese joke 😛

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Motivational Books for Students (Educational)

The Motivational Books recommended in the above post seems to be very popular with readers on this site. Many readers (presumably parents) have bought the books! Buy a Christmas present for yourself this Xmas. 🙂

Motivational Books for the Student (Educational)

Christmas is almost here, and what could be a better Christmas present than a motivational book? Books, although viewed as old-fashioned in the current world of iPhones and iPads, are still very important learning tools that can change a person’s life.

Sometimes, bright or even gifted children don’t do well in school, because of motivational issues. Many academically weak students are actually bright students, but not focused on studies due to lack of motivation. They may feel that school is boring, or see school as a chore. Teenage years are often a difficult period of time. If successfully motivated, these children can often make a wondrous turnaround to get back on track academically.

Let me share some books that are actually purchased by viewers from my website through

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids: 101 Stories about Good Decisions, Self-Esteem, and Positive Thinking

Drive: 9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Achieve

Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child’s Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Motivate Your Son: Inspire Your Boy To Be Engaged In School, Excited For College, and Energized For Success

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child

Inspirational Video by Nick Vujicic – DVD Clip from No Arms, No Legs, No Worries – Jr. High Talk

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life