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When I started teaching physics and mathematics at the college and university level, I recommended this book to all of my students.
Polya struck gold with this book! "How To Solve It" contains a simple, 5 step method for solving problems that's applicable in multitudes of disciplines.
It's delightful to see this book is still in bookstores after 60 years, and I can still remember how much fun it was to read it 30 years ago.
May have been great back in the '40's but it's quite flat now. His general ideas are a bit too broad in scope to be tangibly helpful on many or (my) math problems.Published 2 months ago by sdgolf
I am not a math teacher, but I wanted to understand the problem-solving process from a mathematical perspective. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Kastner
I was impressed by this book as most (if not all) the other reviewers. For this reason, I won't repeat all the great features of the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Pape
This is a classic math teacher's resource book; but could be read and enjoyed by countless math afficianados. Read morePublished 5 months ago by BEANIE
Polya deserves an applause for the work that he has done teaching the masses how to approach problem solving. It is no wonder that this book has become a classic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by X Avatar