Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' (E. T. Bell Mathematical Monthly
[This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles. Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected. (Herman Weyl Mathematical Review
I recommend it highly to any person who is seriously interested in finding out methods of solving problems, and who does not object to being entertained while he does it. (Scientific Monthly
Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art. (A. C. Schaeffer American Journal of Psychology
Every mathematics student should experience and live this book (Mathematics Magazine
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About the Author
George Polya (1887-1985) was a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.