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How to Solve It, by G Polya

Published 2009-05-14 @ 16:13

Tagged thoughts

(via Brodie’s Thinking Forth: A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems)

  • Determine your goal.
  • Picture the problem as a whole.
  • Develop a plan.
  • Think of an analogous problem.
  • Work forward.
  • Work backward.
  • Believe.
  • Recognize the auxiliary problem(s).
  • Step back from the problem.
  • Use whole-brain thinking.
  • Evaluate your solution. Look for other solutions.