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Polya's Four-Step Problem-Solving Process

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If I have already solved a problem but am solving the problem again using a different method to see if I get the same answer, I am at which step of Polya's Four-Step Problem Solving Process?

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1. The Second Step in Polya's Four-Step Problem Solving Process is what?

2. Identifying all relevant and irrelevant information in a problem is part of which step of Polya's Process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are designed to help you gain a better grasp of Polya's four-step problem solving process and how it can help you solve word problems. Essential topics to know for the quiz are the order of the steps and what is involved in each step.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet tool will test your understanding of the following:

  • What you can do at each step of the process
  • What Polya's problem solving process is meant for
  • What the second step involves

Skills Practiced

In addition to testing how well you understand key topics, these assessments allow you to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Polya's four-step problem solving process
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the steps involved in the process to recognize which step you're at when doing a certain action
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what this process is

Additional Learning

Learn more about Polya's strategy by viewing the lesson titled Polya's Four-Step Problem-Solving Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Remember the name of each step
  • Learn about methods used to accomplish each step in the problem solving process
  • Review some brief information about Polya himself
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