Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022)

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Realizing the problem-solving phases of Pólya in classroom practice

Published December 7, 2022
Authors
András Ambrus
EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY
, Krisztina Barczi-Veres
NEUMANN JÁNOS SECONDARY SCHOOL
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Ambrus, A., & Barczi-Veres, K. (2022). Realizing the problem-solving phases of Pólya in classroom practice. Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science, 20(2), 219–232. https://doi.org/10.5485/TMCS.2022.0540
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When teaching mathematical problem-solving is mentioned, the name of Pólya György inevitably comes to mind. Many problem-solving lessons are planned using Pólya's steps and helping questions, and teachers often rely on his heuristics even if their application happens unconsciously. In this article, we would like to examine how the two phases, Making a plan and Looking back, can be realized in a secondary school mathematics lesson. A case study was designed to observe and analyse a lesson delivered using cooperative work.

Subject Classification: 97B10, 97C70, 97D40, 97D50