Problem Solving Simulation

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Problem Solving Simulation How did you interpret the problem? The first step in problem solving is to interpret what the problem is asking me to solve. I was able to interpret by first having a visual representation. I imagined myself as the man in the problem there on the riverbank with my animals. This helped me to identify with the problem and it helped me to imagine what I was trying to accomplish; to get the three animals to the other side of the river one at a time without fighting. After identifying the problem and envisioning the problem scenario, I was able to say with confidence that I understood the problem. What strategy did you use and how did you evaluate your progress? Once I have interpreted the problem, the next steps are to select a solution strategy and evaluate progress toward my goal. The first solution strategy I used was trial and error. After a few attempts I began to get frustrated. Then I decided to turn to heuristics. This helped me to break the problem into subgoals; temporarily setting aside the main goal of getting all the

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## This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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