Polya's legacy: fully forgotten or getting a new perspective in theory and practice?

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Passmore, Tim. 2007. "Polya's legacy: fully forgotten or getting a new perspective in theory and practice?" Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. 21 (2), pp. 44-53.
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Polya's legacy: fully forgotten or getting a new perspective in theory and practice?

ERA Journal ID40314
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AuthorPassmore, Tim
Journal TitleAustralian Senior Mathematics Journal
Journal Citation21 (2), pp. 44-53
Number of Pages10
Year2007
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
ISSN0819-4564
Web Address (URL)http://www.aamt.edu.au/shop/entire_catalogue/australian_senior_mathematics_journal
Abstract

[Abstract]: Problem solving and student-centred learning have received a great deal of attention in mathematics curricula for schools and in some universities. Much of this emphasis developed from the pioneering work of George Polya in heuristics, problem solving and mathematics education. Polya's work, and some of its later extensions, are reviewed in the light of current research findings. It is argued that, despite the attention it has received, problem solving remains a difficult skill, both to teach and to learn, and directions for future work are suggested.

KeywordsGeorge Polya, problem solving, mathematics education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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