Problem solving approaches

How to solve Time and Work problems in simpler steps, type 1

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To solve math problems involving Time & Work, it is usually assumed that a work-agent takes certain number of time units to complete the work alone. This immediately forces the use of inverse of the variables corresponding to each work-agent. Instead, adopt conceptually and psychologically a much simpler approach...

How to solve a School Math problem in a few simple steps, Trigonometry 2

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The conventional approach to math problem solving relies heavily on manipulation of terms using low level mathematical constructs without using the problem solving abilities of the student. Following only this approach to solving problems, students may tend to become used to mechanical and procedural thinking suppressing their inherent creative and innovative out-of-the-box thinking abilities...

How to solve School Math problem in a few steps, Trigonometry 1

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The mechanical approach to math problem solving relies heavily on manipulation of terms using low level mathematical constructs without using the problem solving abilities of the student. In fact, if students follow only this approach of solving problems, they may tend to become used to mechanical and procedural thinking suppressing their inherent creative and innovative out-of-the-box thinking abilities...

How to start a new life after heartbreak

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Finally, whoever you are, you have been gifted with enormous thinking assets. Only that you may not have learned how to use it fully. This is the opportunity to know your own self, and start a new life. Such an opportunity doesn’t come every day. Pull yourself up, look around, start your journey now with renewed strength and hopes. Some of the till now closed windows in your mind have been forced open by the storm. Look out, go out...

Problem solver's approach versus mathematical approach

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End analysis approach of problem solving discipline often produces startlingly lucid and elegant solutions to problems. Though it is easy to demonstrate the superiority of this approach over conventional approaches in academic problem solving, specially in mathematics, it is no less effective in real life complex problem solving ...

Working backwards approach

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Usually when we face a problem involving a sequence of events, we start with our first decision regarding the first event we see in front of us, then take the second decision and the next and thus move towards the solution event after event. Many a time though we need to start our analysis from the end event and work backwards to the beginning event...

360 degree analysis approach for solving daily life problems

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The Decision Analyst or DA has to look at the problem from all angles rather than from his own point of view. This goes a long way in proper problem modeling and solution, satisfying the need of all stakeholders. Application of this principle becomes very useful in Complex Project management, Conflict resolution, Negotiation and Counseling among other such problems...

Solving real life Multi-Criteria Decision Making problems using Criteria Analysis Technique

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A decision is to be made when there is more than one choice. By evaluating the available feasible choices, according to a set of relevant criteria, a proper decision is to be made which will hopefully fulfill some stated objective, that is, in other words, will solve an identified problem. But the million dollar question is, which criteria to choose for choice evaluation?...

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