FROM THE 1950s: Mathematics as a Subject for Learning Plausible Reasoning

  • FROM THE 1950s: Mathematics as a Subject for Learning Plausible Reasoning

    George Pólya
    The article suggests that mathematics is “an excellent subject for learning plausible reasoning and should be exploited as such in our secondary schools”. The author gives description of plausible reasoning in its relation to demonstrative reasoning when utilized in mathematics. He highlights value of plausible reasoning in advancing of learning and gives an example of application in mathematical instruction.