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1. Maths a statement requiring a solution usually by means of one or more operations or geometric constructions
2. designating a literary work that deals with difficult moral questions



in the broad sense, a complex theoretical or practical question requiring study and a solution. In science, a problem consists in a contradictory situation that arises in the form of opposing views to the explanation of any given phenomenon, object, or process and that requires an adequate theory for its solution. A key prerequisite for the solution of a problem is its correct statement or formulation. An incorrectly stated problem merely detracts attention from the solution of the real problem. [21–8—4]

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A problem-based learning model provides students an effective way to integrate curriculum in solving a poorly defined authentic problem with the teacher acting as a coach, thereby transferring learning responsibility to the student (Denton, Adams, Blatt, & Lorish, 2000;Torp & Sage, 2002).
The good news is that most MS-related vision problems are temporary and respond well to this treatment.
Payback can be realized not only in solving problems related to, say, warranty, but also as regards the speed that engineers can get the job done.
PBL encourages students to work together to uncover solutions to real problems (Barrows, 2000; Boud & Feletti, 1997; Neufeld & Barrows, 1974; Schmidt, 1993).
is rewarding because students are challenged by the problems and feel proud of their accomplishments.
Board games, Math Jeopardy, puzzles, dot-to-dots, color by numbers where numbers are obtained by computing math problems all provide drill without the traditional worksheet approach.
The business process for discovering root cause problems is most commonly named Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
These fixes were based on operational necessity but did not solve the long-term problem from a system or programmatic level.
Finally, and most relevant to camp, children with the same diagnosis can, and often do, express their problems in different ways.
This process troubleshoots problems through deterministic root-cause analysis and suggests solutions.
Such feeding problems may appear randomly, periodically, or constantly--and each level of frequency indicates a different problem that requires a different solution.
When reviewing stats, be sure the committee looks for trends and problems in these areas.

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