Problem Solving Process

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This video presents students with a problem solving process that they might find useful in solving ill defined problems. Students see how this problem solving process was used by MIT graduate students to complete a class project.

Learning Objectives

After watching this video students will be able to:

  • Identify the steps of the problem solving process.
  • Recognize that the problem solving process is iterative.

Funding provided by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Developed by the Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) at MIT for SUTD

MIT © 2012

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Instructor Guide

Problem Solving Process Instructor Guide (PDF)

It is highly recommended that the video is paused when prompted so that students are able to attempt the activities on their own and then check their solutions against the video.

During the video, students will think about their approach to problem solving.

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