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Elon Musk’s Ad Astra, ClassDojo offer Conundrum ‘ethics’ puzzles



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  • Elon Musk‘s Ad Astra school and educational software developer ClassDojo are introducing a set of “Conundrums” for elementary and middle school students.
  • The Conundrums involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges.
  • They address questions that children may not normally encounter in a standard curriculum.
  • ClassDojo shared a couple examples of the new Conundrums with Business Insider.

Elon Musk’s secretive LA private school, Ad Astra, is adding a new tool to its curriculum.

Educational software developer ClassDojo is partnering up with Ad Astra to develop a set of critical thinking puzzles called “Conundrums” that they’ll release to teachers and students this fall.

The Conundrums pose open-ended critical thinking or ethical problems for the students, who are then encouraged to discuss the issues among themselves and reason out a solution. They tend to pose somewhat more nuanced and complicated questions than most elementary or middle school curricula address.

Here are a couple examples of the Conundrums, provided to Business Insider by ClassDojo

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