# Maths hacks

August 18, 2016 — September 8, 2021

Miscellaneous metamathematics.

How to solve mathematical problems, various sources.

- tricki, the mathematical trick wiki
- What would Terry do?
- How would John generalise what you are doing?
- What would Cosma be snarky about you not doing?
- Dan Rockmore advocates going for a jog/pumping iron.

Personal favourite tricks:

- Differentiate matrices.
- Use inequalities, especially probabilistic inequalities.
- Notebook of misc useful formulae.

See also various learning hacks, most saliently Edward Kmett, Learning to Learn.

## 1 Pedagogy

See teaching maths and statistics.