In the figure ABCD is a square and the measure of angle EAF is 45 degrees. Prove that EF = BE + DF.
Geometry problem solving is one of the
most challenging skills for students to learn. When a problem
requires auxiliary construction, the difficulty of the problem
increases drastically, perhaps because deciding which
construction to make is an illstructured problem. By
“construction,” we mean adding geometric figures (points, lines,
planes) to a problem figure that wasn’t mentioned as "given."
Mind Map: George Pólya's 1945 book,
"How to Solve It"
George Pólya's 1945 book "How to Solve It, A new aspect of
Mathematical Method", is a book describing methods of problem
solving. It suggests the following steps when solving a
mathematical problem: (1) First, you have to understand the
problem. (2) After understanding, then make a plan. (3) Carry
out the plan. (4) Look back on your work. How could it be
better?
A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information, knowledge, concepts or ideas.
