Suppose you have just read over an algebra problem

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11-6. Suppose you have just read over an algebra problem, and you have now created an internal representation of the essential information. According to the discussion of problem solving, you have mastered the stage called a. problem finding. b. understanding. c. heuristic choice. d. background knowledge. Ans: b Page(s): 358 Difficulty: Easy
11-7. According to the introduction to the section on problem understanding, Page(s): 358 Difficulty: Moderate
11-8. Suppose that you are trying to solve the problem of assembling a new bookcase that you have just bought, using a sheet of instructions as a guide. According to the discussion of problem understanding, Difficulty: Difficult
Matlin Cognition 7e Test Bank Chapter 11: Problem Solving and Creativity Page 3 of 19 11-9. As Chapter 11 discussed, attention is important during problem solving because Page(s): 359 Difficulty: Moderate
11-10. Imagine that you are currently trying to solve a problem. Which of the following statements about attention would be relevant to your situation? a. You may experience divided attention because of competing ideas. b. If it is a real-world problem, divided attention is not likely to present a problem. c. If it is a real-world problem, the appropriate part of the problem—the part that requires attention—should be obvious. d. Although attention is important in problem solving, good problem solvers and poor problem solvers do not differ in their ability to detect specific inconsistencies. Ans: a Page(s): 359 Difficulty: Moderate

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