By following a systematic and intuitive problem solving plan, clear solutions should be within reach if the proper time is given to solve the problem.
I think that defining what the problem is sometimes gets looked over. If you have a solid assessment of the actual problem you can systematically formulate a plan to solve it.
I learned that I am mostly a " Decision dependent problem solver". There are both pros and cons to this kind of thinking. Pros are associated with extensive evaluation, cons are associated with the time required to make a decision.
Today I want to discuss problem-solving steps. When confronted with a problem, it's important to take a structured approach to solve it. The following steps can help guide you through the process:
Identify the problem
Define the problem
Explore possible solutions
Choose the best solution
Implement the solution
Evaluate the outcome
By following these steps, you can break down the problem into manageable parts and find the best solution. It's also important to remember that not all solutions will work, and it's okay to reassess and adjust as needed. Problem-solving skills are essential in both personal and professional settings, and practicing these steps can help you become a more effective problem solver.
Once you've set your mind on something and have gathered enough information, your subconscious will be working on possible solutions all the time, whether you realize it or not, even while you sleep.
The concept of problem solving being broken down in to component parts is a great way to lead the students through the concept of problem solving. It gives them a developmental model to follow while they determine what type of problem solver they are and it can help them land closer to the middle of the two types.
Cause an effect. I like how the problem is broken down into long term short term, and also how there are so many different ways to solve them. I also like how each solution has a effect to it.
Problem analysis need to be done to break down the problem into smaller segments before starting to solve a problem, which need to be integrated in students to practice to solve problems.
Before solving a "problem" it is worthwhile to take the time to write down down the problem with a clear, concise statement using facts. Take the emotion out of the defining of the problem.
The step by step processes of Critical Thinking are a healthy reminder of how solutions or truths can materialize from within us. By taking the time to diligently analyze a problem then evaluate its solutions, students (as well as teachers) are far more likely to come to succeed in their endeavors.
The first step of understanding the problem really is so important. As a math teacher, most people get stuck at the beginning of a problem because they don't really try to read or understand it.
There are different types of thinkers/problem solvers. Each type will present their solutions based on how they analyze the problem.
I think it’s extremely important to :Provide students with opportunities to refine and develop their expertise in creative problem solving
Identifying Systematic problem solvers vs intuitive solvers will help in future class room situations and time structuring of lectures.
Being able to identify the problem, think about the solution, what are the outcomes of solution and review over the results.
Developing an objective statement that clearly describes the current condition, situation, or mechanical challenge is the method of defining the problem.