Unformatted text preview: o Look for patterns: A pattern may be numerical, visual or behavioral. By identifying it, you can either find the solution directly or extend the pattern to find the solution. o Guess, check and revise: Make a reasonable guess and check it. Revise the guess as needed. o Eliminate: List and eliminate possible solutions based on information presented in the problem – minimize the solution space as much as possible. • Check your Work o Reread the problem and your solution and make sure you actually solved it. • Recommended Reading George Polya: How to Solve it. George Polya: Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning, Volumes I and II . Heinrich Dorrie: 100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics ....
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