# How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

Polya, G.
- ISBN:
- 9780691119663

In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof on finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out - from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Editorial Reviews Mathematical Monthly Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' -- E. T. Bell Mathematical Review [This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles. Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected. -- Herman Weyl Scientific Monthly I recommend it highly to any person who is seriously interested in finding out methods of solving problems, and who does not object to being entertained while he does it. American Journal of Psychology Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art. -- A. C. Schaeffer Mathematics Magazine Every mathematics student should experience and live this book Mathematical Monthly - E.T. Bell Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' Mathematical Review - Herman Weyl [This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles. Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected. American Journal of Psychology - A.C. Schaeffer Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art. Mathematical Monthly - E. T. Bell Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' American Journal of Psychology - A. C. Schaeffer Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art. Mathematical Monthly Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' -- E. T. Bell From the Publisher "Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' "--E. T. Bell, Mathematical Monthly "[This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles. Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected."--Herman Weyl, Mathematical Review "I recommend it highly to any person who is seriously interested in finding out methods of solving problems, and who does not object to being entertained while he does it."--Scientific Monthly "Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art."--A. C. Schaeffer, American Journal of Psychology "Every mathematics student should experience and live this book"--Mathematics Magazine

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