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.
I am not a math teacher, but I wanted to understand the problem-solving process from a mathematical perspective. Read morePublished 12 days 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 13 days 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 2 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 2 months ago by X Avatar
I haven't started the book, but my teacher highly recommended it to me. I can't wait to begin and become a better problem solver!Published 3 months ago by Mike D
I'd like this book, and very interesting for reading.
It has two parts. One is the problem solving methodology itself with an excellent detail and options in every step. Read more
There are clearly a lot of in-depth reviews on this book, so I won't delve into the details. What I will say is that, as a non-math guy, I was very intimidated by this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dan Bergevin
I originally encountered this book in the references of a few software books, and I was wondering why a book on software would take references from a book on Mathematics. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Satyanarayana Shanmugam