STEP 1: Identify the request.
STEP 2: Respond to the request. Ask "How Would I Find Out?"
STEP 3: Generate the result.
This exercise is an example of Context Rich problems developed by Kenneth J. Heller at the University of Minnesota. To see additional information about Context Rich problems click here. Context rich problems provide an exceptional opportunity to be come skilled at unravelling a problem statement using the problem solving process, Request-Response-Result. The high noise level in a context rich problem reflects the noise level usually present in so called real life problems. Solving a problem frequently involves separating the signal from the noise. Request-Response-Result provides a reliable process for doing this.
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