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Investigative Problems & Number Patterns

Problem Solving

1. Reading and understanding the problem.

2. Choosing an appropriate strategy to solve the problem.

3. Apply the strategy.

4. Check the answer and looking back.

Some of the common strategies used in solving mathematics problems are:

1. Simplify the problem

2. Draw a diagram or table

3. pattern recognition

4. Trial and error

5. Use of algebra

6. Exhaustive listing

7. Use of models

8. Work backwards

9. Solve part of the problem

10. Eliminate the unlikely possibilities

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