Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Steps in problem solving

While math problem solving, the concept of the different operators must be clear to the person and it must also be known that which operator should be used to get the solution to the given problem.
 We find that the Steps in problem solving should be known and must be clear to the person who is involved in solving the problem.  Different word problems have different solutions. While solving the problem, we should first try to understand what the meaning of the problem is and what the requirement of the solution is. Once the problem is clear, we take care that which operator will be used to get the solution to the given problem.
If we remember certain key words, and for what purpose these words are used, we will easily be able to get the solution to the given problem. So we will look at different words and for which mathematical operator these words are mean for.
Let us start with the “+“operator that we have earlier studied in CBSE. If the problem has the  word ADD, Sum, Total, IN ALL, MORE, increased by, Added to , then these words are used to represent the Addition operator of the  given problem. On another hand, if we have the following words in the word problems “REDUCED”, “SUBTRACTED”, “DECREASED BY”, “LESS”, “DIFFERENCE”, then it is clear that  in the given problem we need to find the  difference of the  two numbers.
 Now we look at the multiplication and division. In case we have the value of unit object and we need to find the value of more than one object, we will multiply the given numbers. More over we say multiplication is used for repetitive addition. On another hand to divide or distribute the object equally we write divide.

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