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Having Fun with Organized Kissing: A Pedagogical Note

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  • Jong-Shin Wei

    (Department of International Business, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan)

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    Harbaugh's daughter went to a French school at which every day before class, everyone in the class must kiss each other. It is easy to see that a class of 35 kids must engage in 595 kisses. Organizing the kissing for the purpose of time-saving and predicting how much time it would take are proposed in this pedagogical note inspired by the entertaining puzzle made by Harbaugh. We also illustrate how this problem-solving case study, requiring no mathematics but careful reasoning, might be incorporated in teaching undergraduate students majoring in economics or business.

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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 53-59

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:7:y:2008:i:1:p:53-59

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    Keywords: problem-solving; efficiency; instructional method; pairing up;

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