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Problem Solving Strategies


AoPS Summer Mathwalk Challenge

Break out the sidewalk chalk, it’s time for #Mathwalk! This summer, AoPS Academy students are preventing summer slide by putting their creative problem-solving to work — chalking out math problems on sidewalks around their community for neighbors to solve.

The Math of Big-Money Lotteries: Your Chances of Winning the Powerball Jackpot

What are your chances for winning the Powerball or Mega Millions? We dive into strategies for increasing your chances of winning.

The Math of Winning Wordle: From Letter Distribution to First-Word Strategies

From letter distribution to first-word strategies, we analyze Wordle word lists for patterns and come up with tips for playing — and winning — mathematically.

Resolve to Problem Solve: Your New Year's Challenge

This New Year, we’re challenging YOU to Resolve to Problem Solve. We want you to pledge to solve problems with your student for the whole month of January. AoPS have all types of free resources that make it easy!

How to Work Through Hard Math Problems

So many of the problems worth solving in life are hard. If they were easy, someone else would have solved them before you got to them. Read our strategies for dealing with hard problems in math — and beyond.

Why Won’t My Child Show Any Work?

Matt Weber discusses how to guide students through the process of writing organized, clear math solutions.

Knowing Versus Understanding: How the Rubik’s Cube Taught Me the Difference

What’s your strategy for solving the Rubik’s cube? We layout the terms and sequences to memorize to show how understanding outweighs knowing.

Stop Making Silly Mistakes

What are the two keys to minimizing silly mistakes? Developing good habits and organizing your work. We break down some tips and habits to help curb your errors.