55 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
Each step of the problem-solving cycle is clear:
1. State the problem: look at the problem carefully.
2. Redefine the problem: redefine it to eliminate bias.
3. Identify constraints and set general specifications: refine and add
4. Identify alternative solutions.
5. Analyze the alternatives.
6. Select the most viable alternative.
7. Iterate the cycle until you find a solution.
(Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem Solving, n.d.)