How to Solve It

How to Solve It : A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

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George Polya was a Hungarian mathematician. He wrote this, perhaps the most famous book of mathematics ever written, second only to Euclid's "Elements." "Solving problems," wrote Polya, "is a practical art, like swimming, or skiing, or playing the piano: You can learn it only by imitation and practice. This book cannot offer you a magic key that opens all the doors and solves all the problems, but it offers you good examples for imitation and many opportunities for practice: If you wish to learn swimming you have to go into the water and if you wish to become a problem solver you have to solve problems." The method of solving problems he provides and explains in his books was developed as a way to teach mathematics to students.show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 20mm | 458.13g
  • Ishi Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 4871878309
  • 9784871878302
  • 384,145

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