What are general aspects of problem solving

# What are general aspects of problem solving - SIMPLEproblem...

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What are general aspects of problem solving?  SIMPLE problem  1: you have three measuring spoons.  One is filled with 8 teaspoons  The other two are empty and have a capacity of 2 teaspoons  Divide the salt among the spoons so that 4 teaspoons remains in largest spoon  MORE COMPLEX problem 3 :  you have three measuring spoons  One is filled with 8 teaspoons of salt  second and third are empty  spoon 'b' holds 5 teaspoons spoon 'c' holds 3 teaspoons  Divide the salt so that spoon 'a' and 'b; both have 4 teaspoons  1. INTERPRETATION OF PROBLEM  jumping ahead often leads to poor solutions  the problem is people tend to represent the problem in ways that impede  o a. changing the representation can solve the problem o b. deciding which category the problem belongs to helps -expertise in any  field increases ability to represent and categorize the problem

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## This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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