Trying to solve a problem, but unsure what to do next?
Here are some things you can try to help you get going.
Understand the problemYou can't solve a problem unless you have a clear idea of what the problem means. Ask yourself:
Change the problemOne of the most powerful techniques for solving any problem in math is to transform that problem into one that you already know how to solve. Ask yourself:
Change the focusSometimes all you need to do to get back on track is break out of the rut that you're in by coming at the problem from a different direction. Try these alternatives:
