Three Sample - Problem Solving Heuristics

Four Step Problem Solving Heuristic1. Understand the problem

2. Devise a plan

3. Carry out the plan

4. Examine the solution

Four Step Problem Solving Heuristic1. Understand the problem

2. Choose a strategy

3. Solve it

4. Look back

Eight Step Problem Solving Heuristic

1. Understand the problem

2. Restate the problem in your own words

3. Identify important information

4. Identify strategies that might solve the problem

5. Can I solve the problem? If not, can anyone solve the problem? Research?

6. Try a strategy

7. Check the outcome

8. Can the problem be solved another way?

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