Heuristic mathematics models, process, and methods, heuristic math techniques and strategies, or simply heuristics, are cognitive problem-solving strategies that become intuitive with repeated exposure. The problem-solving strategies "intuitive shortcuts" are formed in the students' mind after repeated rehearsal, practice and exposure to multi-step or complex math problems. Heuristics develop into the rules of thumb, today they incorporate 13 problem-solving models designed to help students make sense of difficult math problems. The 13 heuristics are grouped into 4 categories: “representation heuristics”, “simplification heuristics”, “pathway heuristics”, and “generic heuristics”. Together they form a model of problem-solving strategies in mathematics.

1. Act it out 2. Use a diagram/model 3. Use guess-and-check 4. Make a systematic list 5. Look for patterns 6. Work backwards 7. Use before-after concept 8. Make suppositions 9. Restate the problem in another way 10. Simplify the problem 11. Solve part of the problem 12. Think of a related problem 13. Use equations

The 13 heuristic math problem solving strategies:

1. Act it out 2. Use a diagram/model 3. Use guess-and-check 4. Make a systematic list 5. Look for patterns 6. Work backwards 7. Use before-after concept 8. Make suppositions 9. Restate the problem in another way 10. Simplify the problem 11. Solve part of the problem 12. Think of a related problem 13. Use equations

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