Mathematician’s strategy toolbox

Your mathematician’s strategy toolbox includes:

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    • 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



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