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Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox

Remember we’ve explored a variety of strategies you can use when approaching any new maths problem.

Your mathematician’s strategy toolbox includes:

  • Do I know a similar problem?j0395714.gif
  • Guess, check and improve
  • Try a simpler problem
  • Write an equation
  • Make a list or table
  • Work backwards
  • Act it out
  • Draw a picture or graph
  • Make a model
  • Look for a pattern
  • Try all possibilities
  • Seek an exception
  • Break the problem into smaller parts
  • and ……………………….

If one way doesn’t work I just start again another way.

 

For more tips on Working Mathematically: The Process go to the Maths 300 webpage.

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