Mathematician’s toolbox


The 12 strategies for the mathematician’s toolbox are:

  1. Act it out
  2. Make a model
  3. Break problem into manageable parts
  4. Guess cheek and improve
  5. Look for and describe with Pattern or rule
  6. Write a sum or number sentence
  7. Make a table or list
  8. Have I seen a similar problem
  9. Draw a diagram or graph
  10. Test all possibilities
  11. Work backwards
  12. Find an exception


On the 18-2-2015 David come to teach our class 3-4C about mathematician’s toolbox