Contrary to that belief, it can be a learned trade.
Even the best athletes and musicians had some coaching along the way and lots of practice.
Basically, check to see if you used all your information and that the answer makes sense.
If your answer does check out, make sure that you write your final answer with the correct labeling.
That's what it also takes to be good at problem solving.
Steps In Problem Solving In Math
George Polya, known as the father of modern problem solving, did extensive studies and wrote numerous mathematical papers and three books about problem solving.
The questions are divided into four phases, based loosely on those found in George Pólya's 1945 book "How to Solve It".
Understanding the problem Finally, don't forget that STEP questions are designed to take at least 30-45 minutes to solve, and to start with they will take you longer than that.
I'm going to show you his method of problem solving to help step you through these problems.
As mentioned above, I use Polya’s four steps to problem solving to show students how to solve word problems.