**To Read:**

Polya, George. “Mathematical discovery: On understanding, learning, and teaching problem solving.” (1981).

Krulik, Stephen, and Jesse A. Rudnick. *Problem solving: A handbook for teachers*. Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 7 Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02159, 1987.

Schoenfeld, Alan H. “Learning to think mathematically: Problem solving, metacognition, and sense making in mathematics.” *Handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning* (1992): 334-370.

**To Solve:**

Work on more problems, write about the experience (what I learned, what I tried, how I failed, what I figured out, etc.)

Work on problems from Polya, write about the experience.

**To Make:**

Make a list of specific heuristics for a portion of a high school geometry class?

**To Write:**

Write a series of posts trying to make sense of Polya, Rudnick/Krulik and Schoenfeld’s ideas.

**To Decide:**

Whether to continue with this project.

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I like this plan. It feels to me like you’re doing a deep dive into the content knowledge of problem solving, the way you did with complex numbers. That seems like a necessary first step for any conversation about teaching.

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As I mentioned elsewhere, you should at least take a look at Paul Zeitz’s book.

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Added to the reading list! Thanks Henri.

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