A Plan for Problem Solving
Before solving a problem, we need to have a process by which we will try to solve problems. It is important to become familiar with this process.
There are four steps in the problem solving process - it is important to get familiar with each step!!!
U - Understand: What am I trying to find? What do I know, What do I need?
P - Plan: How will I Solve It? What-cha gonna do?
S - Solve It: Try to solve it! LET'S GO!
Check - Does your solution make sense? If not, try something else. Check it...hmmm
Consider this problem:
The gas in Tyrell's truck holds 19.8 gallons. When the truck is empty, Tyrell fills it with gas that costs $3.65 per gallon. About how much will it cost to fill the tank?
Identify all four parts of the problem solving steps for this problem and then solve it: Understand, Plan, Solve, Check.
How well do you understand the four step problem solving process??
Take the practice quiz below