Pólya to the rescue: When you don’t know the solution to a problem

Subramaniam, K. (2013) Pólya to the rescue: When you don’t know the solution to a problem. At Right Angles, 2 (1). pp. 60-63.

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Abstract

Is problem solving ability simply a gift, innate and inborn? A gift that some people have and others do not? Or is there something that can be learnt about problem solving? It is widely regarded as a gift, but the mathematician George Pólya thought differently. In this article we learn about the ways in which he looked at this important educational issue, and the approaches he recommended

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Subramaniam, K.
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Locus, Vertices, Heuristics, Tips.
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1755
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