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G. Polya; Math Forum  
In his 1957 book, How to solve it, Polya describes a fourstage approach to mathematical problemsolving. He bases his approach on commonsense questions that would naturally occur to an experienced problemsolver. 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.precollege newsgroup discussion.  


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