In his own words: George Polya

Community Mathematics Centre, CoMaC (2013) In his own words: George Polya. At Right Angles, 2 (1). pp. 30-34.

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Abstract

George Pólya was a highly influential mathematician of the 20th century. His research contributions span vast areas of mathematics —complex analysis, mathematical physics, probability theory, geometry, and combinatorics. He was at the same time a teacher par excellence who maintained a strong interest in matters of pedagogy right through his long and richly productive career. Among his widely read books are How To Solve It, Mathematical Discovery, and Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning (two volumes). He also wrote (with Gábor Szegö) the influential two volume series Problems and Theorems in Analysis. We give below a sampler of Pólya’s writings on teaching. (In some cases we have taken the editorial liberty to modify the sentences very lightly.)

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Community Mathematics Centre, CoMaC
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aims, Art, Teaching, Learning
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1747
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