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Solve a Smaller Version of the Same Problem

A large, complex task can be made comprehensible by examining a smaller, analogous version. This powerful technique applies to mathematics research too. Read the strategy essay and then explore the Curriculum Burst practice examples from the MAA AMC.

"Solve a Smaller Version of the Same Problem" Strategy Essay #5 (pdf)

 

Curriculum Bursts

Circle Area (pdf) Watch the Video
Units Digit (pdf) Watch the Video
Stair Climbing  (pdf) Watch the Video
A Big Last Digit  (pdf) Watch the Video
A Cross-Section Area (pdf) Watch the Video
Row and Columns Sums (pdf) Watch the Video

 

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED