Polya’s first and second principle:-mathematical problem, Mathematics

Mathematical Problem Solving

In 1945, mathematician George Polya (1887-1985) published a book titled How To Solve It in which he demonstrated his approach to solving problems. Here are his principles of problem solving:

Polya’s First Principle: Understand the Problem

To solve a problem, you have to understand the problem.

Do you understand all the words used in stating the problem?
What is the problem looking for?
What data or information has been provided in the problem?
Are there any special conditions mentioned in the problem that we need to consider in the solution?
Can you restate the problem in your own words?
Can you draw a picture or make a diagram that could help you solve the problem?
Is there enough information in the problem to help you find a solution?

Polya’s Second Principle: Devise A Plan

There are many different ways to solve a problem.  The way you choose is based upon your own creativity, level of knowledge, and skills. Basically, solving the problem involves finding the connections that exist between the data you’ve been provided and the unknown you need to find.Here is the assignment:

Think of a problem that involved several steps that you had to follow to reach a solution.  If you can’t think of a problem, look at any of the problems in Chapter 1 in the book and pick one that you can explore here.Prepare a 200-300 word multiple paragraph response defining the problem and the steps need to reach a solution.

Posted Date: 2/14/2013 5:50:05 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Polya’s first and second principle:-mathematical problem, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Polya’s first and second principle:-mathematical problem, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Polya’s first and second principle:-mathematical problem Discussions

Write discussion on Polya’s first and second principle:-mathematical problem
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions



The Distributive Law :  If you were asked to mentally multiply 37 with 9, how would you proceed? 1 would do it as follows - 37 is 30 + 7, 30 x 9 = 270, 7 x 9 = 63, so 270 + 63, th

Jeff burns 500 calories per hour bicycling. How long will he have to ride to burn 750 calories? To find out the number of hours required to burn 750 calories, divide 750 throug

One-sided limits: We do this along with one-sided limits.  As the name implies, with one-sided limits we will just looking at one side of the point in question.  Following are the

The area of a rectangle is 24 square inches. The length of the rectangle is 2 inches more than the width. How many inches is the width? Let x = the number of inches in the widt

two circle of radius of 2cm &3cm &diameter of 8cm dram common tangent

Find the remainder when 7^103 is divided by 24 Solution) we know by the concept of mod that.....   49 is congruent to 1 mod 24(means if 1 is subtracted fom 49 u get 48 which is

Business Applications In this section let's take a look at some applications of derivatives in the business world.  For the most of the part these are actually applications wh