NiE Be a problem solver

PROBLEM SOLVING: Luke Turnbull with the Rubik's Cube. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
PROBLEM SOLVING: Luke Turnbull with the Rubik's Cube. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Problem solving is often associated with mathematics and science but it is in fact needed in all fields and all areas of life. Solving problems is a life skill.

When learning how to solve problems you need to know what to look for and learn the different steps it takes to tackle them.

Solving problems can be fun and challenging but it does require practice.The more you practice, the better you get. To help there are procedures you can follow.

If you know what they are and when to apply them all the pieces to finding a solution to a problem will fall into place.

This week's NiE's five part special provides a starting point to improve your problem solving skills.

This NiExtension will be published in APN's daily newspapers for five weekdays commencing Monday August 10 and concluding Friday August 14.

CLICK HERE for tasks Part 1

CLICK HERE for tasks Part 2

CLICK HERE for tasks Part 3

CLICK HERE for tasks Part 4

CLICK HERE for tasks Part 5


Part 1 - A stapler

Part 2 - A watermelon

Part 3 - The ball was thrown up in the air.

Part 4 - Because a writer cramps while a reader digests

Part 5 - eye

ANSWER to Singapore Maths problem

Albert only knows the month, but not the date.Bernard knows the date but not the month. 

The answer is July 16

Thinking creatively Part 4 (one possible solution)

- open the fridge, put the kangaroo inside and close the fridge

- open the fridge, remove the kangaroo and put the emu in and close the door.

- The emu is in the fridge and not at the meeting. Kookaburra is king of the bush. (think of the song)

- swim across the river because all the crocodiles are at the meeting.

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