Mathematical problem solving are
number problems. It is all about injecting the right strategy and process in
arriving at an answer. It has two stages - the problem execution and the
problem representation.

Define the problem first and set a
strategy on how to solve it. Be analytical.

**Suggestions to Help Solve Math Problems:**

- Pay attention in class. Avoid
unnecessary distractions that will take your concentration away from the
lesson. Confer with classmates at the end of the period, not during class lectures.

- Repeat in your mind the things a professor says.

- Taking notes is often not good while a lecture is ongoing. It divides your
attention. Focus on the lecture first, and jot down the important points later.

- Solve as many similar problems about a subject for mastery.

- Some problem solving maths have more than one method of solving. Learn all the methods and
see what is least complicated for you.

- Get a copy of the solution of a problem you find difficult to solve. Study
the solution carefully.

- Solve many problems. It is the only way to practice.

- Understand and master basic principles and ideas. These are the foundation of
even the most complex problems.

- Understanding the logic behind helps in memorizing various formulas and
theories.

- Never hesitate to ask a teacher. They are ready to help.

- Ask help from friends and classmates.

- Get a tutor if needed.

- Read supplements about the subject. Do not rely on class lectures alone.

- Hints are sometimes better than giving up immediately.

Mathematics is fun to learn. Do not
be easily scared at the sight of numbers. Mathematical problems all require
simple logic and analysis. Do not be pressured too much to excel in the subject
immediately. Do not be easily discouraged. Devise ways to make studying math a
fun learning experience rather than a tedious task to do. When you begin to
stop thinking about grades, true learning begins.

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