*Note: Problems from magazines discussed and solved in the Math PSG emailing list may be submitted to the magazines in the name of the Northwestern University Math Problem Solving Group. Postings sent to the list will not be automatically forwarded to its members, they must await approval by the moderator. If you want to give a chance the other members of the group to think the problem too, instead of a complete solution you may post only some hints first. After the solution is considered correct, and if nobody has anything to add, the coordinator will write a final version and submit it to the magazine in behalf of the group.If there is some discussion, or more that one solution posted, the coordinator will try to compose a "combined solution" with the different contributions. Ideally we should try to solve at least one problem from each issue and submit it to the magazine before the deadline.*

*Note: Problems from magazines discussed and solved in the Math PSG emailing list may be submitted to the magazines in the name of the Northwestern University Math Problem Solving Group. Postings sent to the list will not be automatically forwarded to its members, they must await approval by the moderator. If you want to give a chance the other members of the group to think the problem too, instead of a complete solution you may post only some hints first. After the solution is considered correct, and if nobody has anything to add, the coordinator will write a final version and submit it to the magazine in behalf of the group.If there is some discussion, or more that one solution posted, the coordinator will try to compose a "combined solution" with the different contributions. Ideally we should try to solve at least one problem from each issue and submit it to the magazine before the deadline.*

If your math homework includes equations, inequalities, functions, polynomials, matrices this is the right trial account. Include everything above plus finding limits (lim), sums, matrices.

Solve all type of trigonometric (sin, cos, tan, sec, scs, cot) expressions, equations, inequalities. Solve integral problems - definite, indefinite integrals.

But no single strategy works every time.effective problem solving skills. He wrote many mathematical papers along with three books, most famously, “How to Solve it.” Pólya died at the age 98 in 1985.1 This is all well and good, but how do you actually do these steps?!?! We will articulate some useful problem solving strategies, but no such list will ever be complete.

This is really just a start to help you on your way.

CCEA has developed this resource to promote problem solving in mathematics, providing suggested activities that allow pupils to demonstrate their mathematics in real-life and work situations.

Key features of resource: While the problem solving materials don’t always have a focus on one particular strand of knowledge and understanding, they have been grouped in the tabs below into the strands that have the greater focus.

The problems also have a difficulty rating associated with them that is indicated using circles - rising from one circle to the most difficult, four circles.

The indication of difficulty can be found at the end of each row below.

You can ask for help and hints if you’re stuck, share what you have tried so far, offer advice to others and get expert guidance from Cambridge University students and staff.

You may also be interested in Stephen Siklos's book, Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University, which can be downloaded for free.

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