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ERIC Number: EJ563876
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
What Is Problem Solving?
Martinez, Michael E.
Phi Delta Kappan, v79 n8 p606-09 Apr 1998
Many important human activities involve accomplishing goals without a script. There is no formula for true problem-solving. Heuristic, cognitive "rules of thumb" are the problem-solver's best guide. Learners should understand heuristic tools such as means-end analysis, working backwards, successive approximation, and external representation. Since errors are endemic to problem-solving, teachers and learners should become more tolerant of them. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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