We were scheduled to meet with a famous explorer to discuss some archeological discoveries she had made. Unfortunately, when we got to the meeting place, we found that she had vanished, leaving a few clues behind for us to locate her whereabouts. We uncovered a few hints that we were pretty sure what to do with, so we set them aside, remembering our previous learning of trying to work puzzles for which we didn't have enough information yet. We got to a point where we had one clue left (or so we thought) that we hadn't used yet, so we tried to decipher what to do with it. It was a menu of items the explorer needed to purchase for her next expedition, along with prices for each item. The math-inclined team member suggests that we add all of the prices up to get a code to open the next door. The non-math-inclined member didn't think that was right as it would require a lot of math, and the famous explorer didn't leave behind a calculator. However, with no better ideas on the horizon, the team went with adding the numbers up.

As it turns out, that was not how to move forward to the next chamber of the adventure. We located a code from a previously overlooked puzzle that helped us find the famous explorer and her archeological discovery. We did learn another valuable lesson on perspective during that adventure – we see what we expect to see. One of our escapeletes loves all things math, so when he sees numbers, he sees an opportunity for math. We all do this based on the beliefs we create, so it's essential to be aware of when this can get in the way of our progress towards a goal.


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