University of Phoenix Material

Problem Solving

Using the five steps from Ch. 5 of Thinking Critically, create a plan for solving a problem you are currently facing. For the last step, identify how you will determine the effectiveness of your chosen solution.

Step 1: What is the problem?
Bus stops and school transfer
Step 2: What are the alternatives?
Changing my children schools
Step 3: What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of each alternative?
The advantages would be the could catch the bus by the house instead of my moms. Disadvantge would be changing their schools and new teachers
Step 4: What is the solution?
Waking up early and taking them to my moms and my daughter’s friend house to catch the bus.
Step 5: How well is the solution working?
It is working well just having to get up early.

Write a 100- to 150- word reflection about this process. How did this process help you devise a solution? How can you use this process with future problems? Will this work for all problems you face? Why or why not?

I feel that is process help me and my family out just because we were able to way the pro and cons for the children and what was best for them. I am a frim beliver that doing what is best and what makes them comfortable for my children. When thinking about waking earlier and making sure things are done the night before and getting everyone in the bed at a good hour to wake up at 5:15am. With everything going on in life I feel that you have to way ever option out before youmake a big change on things.