Math often gets a bad reputation because it tends to be challenging
for most students. Even those who enjoy the challenges of solving
difficult math problems can struggle and get frustrated. Before you
get overwhelmed and give into the desire to give up, take a deep
breath and concentrate. The Tutoring Center Orlando2 has some
simple steps you can follow to get through the most difficult of math
problems.

Understanding a difficult math problem can be harder than it sounds. To understand the problem:

- Carefully read and re-read the problem calmly
- Avoid stressing out over how hard the question is and how you’re going to solve it.
- Take a few deep breaths and start to pull apart the problem.

Before attempting to start solving a problem, understand what it’s asking of you. Is it asking you to solve for area? What units should your answer be in and should it be a whole number, decimal, or fraction? Understanding these basic concepts will help you start to decipher what the problem is asking.

Once you figure out what the question is asking, start to sort
through the information presented. To solve for the unknown
information, you will be given a certain amount of known information
and expected to find a solution. Identify the information in the
question that will help you get to the solution. While you’re at
it, write down what information you need to get to so that you don’t
forget or get confused as you work your way through the problem.

If you’re working with a word problem, you’ll need to translate
the written information to mathematical information. This will mean
converting information to numbers and setting up equations to process
the information given. For
example, “item x is twice as expensive as item y” would be
translated into x=2y and not 2x=y. Use dummy values to make sure that
all of your conditions are correct before proceeding with the values
provided by the problem.
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Once you have sorted through all the information you were given and
converted it to a mathematical language that will help you get to a
solution it's time to create a path to the answer. Write down the
steps you need to take to get to the right answer without completing
the calculations, you can think of this as an outline for your
solution. By planning ahead you’ll know exactly where you’re
going and how you’ll get there, avoiding confusion as you work.
This will also give you the opportunity to write down relevant
equations, theorems and other necessary tidbits required at each
step.

Do your best to stay cool, calm, and collected as you work. Read the
problem as many times as needed in order to get comfortable with it
and with what is being asked. If you need to, take a break from the
problem and move onto another one. If you’re working on homework,
take a break from the assignment and clear your head before trying to
tackle the problem again. Use the path you created to get to the
solution. Avoid skipping steps to try and get to the answer faster.
Take your time and be sure you’re being as careful as possible as
you work your way through the problem.

Once you have solved the problem and have a solution, test it out.
Plug your answer back into the problem to check if it makes sense. If
you end up with equal sides after testing your answer, your solution
should be correct. If things aren’t adding up properly, you may
have an issue at some step of the solution. Go back and check your
work for simple addition and subtraction mistakes. Double check your
equations and the process you used to arrive at the solution.
Remember that with most formulas it is always possible to know for
certain whether your answer is correct.

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