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Understand the problem s Clearly state objective of problem s Define the knowns and unknowns s State any assumptions given
s 2. Explore It
Draw a picture/figure s Find connections between data and Find unknowns unknowns s Consider related problems s Separate important and unimportant issues
s 3. Select a Strategy
Break problem apart, if necessary s Make necessary assumptions s Collect necessary extra information s Select main technical equations s Select relational or subordinate equations
s 4. Solve
Solve equations s Complete calculations s Work logically s Synthesis parts together, as necessary
s 5. Look Back
State answer clearly s Check units s Check if answer is reasonable and “makes Check sense” sense”
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Innate vs. learned skill s Lots of interconnections to link knowledge s Qualitative and quantitative understanding s Visualization and drawing skills s Unbounded thinking s Broad interests
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