(If you are not familiar with the tool map concept, you find more information in this post.)
Here comes a collection of tool maps.
Tool map example I: Basic Heuristics
This map describes some key procedures for mathematical problem solving using mind maps.
The stages are of course quotes from Polya’s “How to Solve It”.
The map was prepared using the open source software “Freemind”.
Tool map example II: Understanding the problem
The material for the following two maps is taken from a number of standard sources, like George Polya’s “How To Solve It”, Arthur Engel’s “Problem-Solving Strategies” and Paul Zeitz’ “The Art and Craft of Problem Solving”.
Tool map example III: Devising a plan
Tool map example IV: Math Creativity
This map is rather experimental and adapts a number of classical creativity techniques, like morphological analysis, bisociation or Osborn’s checklist.
Many of these techniques have been developed in an engineering context. The main inspiration for this map was the excellent book “101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques” by James M. Higgins.