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<*history of philosophy, biography*> Hungarian-American
mathematician (1887-1985)
whose books How to Solve It (1957) and
Mathematical Discovery (1962) offered an interesting
variety of heuristics for the solution of mathematical
and logical problems and contributed significantly to a
transformation in the methods for teaching mathematics.
Recommended Reading: George Polya, Mathematics and
Plausible Reasoning (Princeton, 1990) and Gerald L.
Alexanderson, The Random Walks of George Polya (Math.
Assn. of Am., 2000).

[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]

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