George Polya was a Hungarian mathematician who penned a book titled How to Get it. In that book, we comes up with a four-step guide to mathematical problem solving
- Understand the problem.
- Make a plan.
- Carry out the plan.
- Look back on your work.
I am going to try and adopt this to a grade 5/6 class, with level friendly language to help guide them through the process. Here is what I have so far;
I hope start doing a weekly Problem Solving class, where we work through the steps and train ourselves to think like problem solvers.
I would love some feedback. What do you think? Is there anything wrong with what I have up there? Anything I should add? Anything that is unclear? Put your thinking hats on and deconstruct it.