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I'm wondering if there's any approach to photoreading that can be used for one to train their ingenuity in solving math problems. This is already assuming that the person has a deep understanding of the relevant theories and and apply them to "textbook problems". Now take it a notch further to solving mathematical problems where the answer or even the best approach isn't quite obvious.

It's kind of hard to describe in words but you'll know if you ever remember being asked to solve some ugly looking integral on an exam (and hopefully the necessary "trick" popped right into your inner mind.) That's an idea of the sort of thing I'm talking about. Acquiring the necessary knowledge to solve such problems can be done thru photoreading but any ideas how one can develop this sort of "puzzle-solving" skill in mathematics?


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Mathematics requires one to actively solve problems to gain the knowledge and skills required to solve problems though many routinely achieve subconscious solving tough problems. However, the conscious mind needs the fore-mentioned practice to provide connections for the subconscious solution to attach to.

Solving math problems is the application of logic while at the same time learning a new language. As youngsters we were immersed in to a new environment, one of words; verbal and written, We adsorbed it played with in and practiced all without fear, if we got it wrong we corrected it and continued on building new knowledge. Instead of thinking of mathematics as a separate subject, look at life as a series of mathematical problems.

One needs to train the brain to autogenously solve mathematical problems.
How? One may ask

∑ PR mathematical textbooks, answer keys along with study guides like to Schaumís Outlines.
∑ Work problems as part of your activation in 20-minute intervals.
∑ Read several math problems prior to going to bed, the subconscious will solve these while you sleep. Keep a notepad next to your bed to write the solutions down in the middle of the night when you wake up, you will forget them prior to sunrise if you donít scribe them down.
∑ Develop Mindmaps and ďAnchormanĒ list of key concepts.
∑ Work as many logic puzzles (games) as you can in 20-minute intervals, work one prior to going to sleep.
∑ While strolling down the street look at signs converting the letters in a word into numbers, add multiple, subtract and divide them in you head, soon being able to solve basic arithmetic problems become second nature. Being able to solve these without effort removes stress from freeing your mind to work.



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