**Combinatorial thinking** - the ability to solve combinatorial problems. The problem of the development of combinatorial thinking, in particular in children , is studied in psychology . Formation of combinatorial thinking requires special pedagogical methods, since such thinking is not formed on its own. ^{[one]}

## An example of a combinatorial problem for schoolchildren.

Do not sign the work - stay without it!Four students turned in their homework to a teacher for a check, but none of them signed their work. The teacher checked four papers and distributed them to students randomly. (Each student received only one job.) How many (at most) such options can happen that none of the students get their job?

## Notes

- ↑ Evdokimova Larisa Vladimirovna. Formation of combinatorial thinking in younger students and adolescents: Dis. ... Cand. psychol. Sciences: 19.00.13 Moscow , 2006 201 p. RSL OD, 61: 06-19 / 451