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 ill-structured 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
A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information, knowledge, concepts or ideas.