For people like myself, who are still in the womb when it comes to true mathematical intuition, what would you recommend as a technique/way-of-thinking in case you hit a problem where you just see a wall of numbers and find yourself a multiplying here and dividing there just guesstimating for an answer that "looks good"? I find on tests especially that I will tend to hit a slightly tricky problem and just forget all of my book knowledge and get locked up between 5 formulas .

Thanks as always fellas,

Warrenx.