He was also an extraordinary teacher--he taught until he was ninety--and maintained a strong interest in pedagogical matters throughout his long career.
In addition to How to Solve It, he published a two-volume work on the topic of problem solving, Mathematics of Plausible Reasoning, also with Princeton. In Collection Read It: Yes. Personal Details Links Amazon.
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In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d. Bell, Mathematical Monthly, "Every Mathematics Beginner Should Experience and Live this Book"-- Mathematics Magazine, "[This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles.
Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected.
Let's hope this classic will remain a source of inspiration for several generations to come. Bultheel, European Mathematical Society. Show More Show Less.
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I'm glad I saw a reference to it in The Organized Mind. Polya 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
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