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Author:G. Polya; Math Forum
Description: In his 1957 book, How to solve it, Polya describes a four-stage approach to mathematical problem-solving. He bases his approach on common-sense questions that would naturally occur to an experienced problem-solver. Polya claims teachers should pose these questions to students in as natural and unobtrusive a way as possible, the goal being to encourage independence and internalization of this framework. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion.

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