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

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. ISSN 0819-4564

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[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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Mr Tim Passmore
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2007 05:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: George Polya, problem solving, mathematics education
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3625

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