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George Pólya's 1945 book How to Solve It, A new
aspect of Mathematical Method, is a book
describing methods of problem solving. It suggests the following steps when
solving a mathematical problem:
First, you have to understand the
After understanding, then make a
Carry out the plan.
Look back on your work. How could it
Polya's work has had a large influence
on mathematics textbooks. "Most formulations of a problem solving
framework in U. S. textbooks attribute some relationship to Polya's
problem solving stages (1945)."
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Last updated: June 27, 2007.