## How to solve it: a new aspect of mathematical method |

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User Review - Razinha - LibraryThingI'm not sure how I missed this all these years - might have come in handy 40 years ago. Excellent problem solving approaches. Filing away for reference in case someone needs it. I'm glad I saw a reference to it in The Organized Mind. Read full review

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User Review - wrk1 - LibraryThingPolya wrote this little book for teachers of elementary mathematics, but his clear thinking and writing make his explanation of problem solving useful in many fields. Even better is his explanation of ... Read full review

### Contents

IN THE CLASSROOM | 1 |

Understanding the problem | 7 |

Example | 13 |

Copyright | |

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