James C. Frauenthal

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Sep, 1979

Journal: Two-Year College Mathematics Journal
Vol.: 10- Issue: 4- Pages: 245-254

Abstract: Many mathematical models which attempt to describe problems stated in words appear trivial in hindsight. This is the case because the crucial insight needed to formulate the model is divulged by the structure of the model. It would be desirable to be able to teach this critical, inductive step in the same fashion that the deductive steps in mathematical analysis are taught.

Keywords: Mathematical modeling, Foresight, Insight, Hindsight