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 problem
You can't solve a problem unless you have a clear idea of what the problem means. Ask yourself:
Change the problem
One 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 focus
Sometimes 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: