# Problem Solving in Math Quotes

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A GREAT discovery solves a great problem but there is a grain of discovery in any problem. George Polya

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It has been proven time and time again in countless studies that students who actively participate in arts education are twice as likely to read for pleasure, have strengthened problem-solving and critical thinking skills, are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.... Quincy Jones

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Environment-based education produces student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math; improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages; and develops skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making. Richard Louv

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People in good moods are better at inductive reasoning and creative problem solving. Peter Salovey

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It is the duty of all teachers, and of teachers of mathematics in particular, to expose their students to problems much more than to facts. Paul Halmos

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There has to be a measure of difficulty or problem-solving in travel for it to be worthwhile. Paul Theroux

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Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them. Abraham Flexner

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In mathematics, the art of asking questions is more valuable than solving problems. Georg Cantor

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In my experience, the worst thing you can do to an important problem is to discuss it. Simon Gray

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The creative process is probably closest to problem solving, but it differs from it in a number of ways. In problem solving the immediate goal is a specific one ... in the creative process there is no such clear goal. Anne Roe

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I'm someone who doesn't believe in making my problems other people's problems. Tom Cruise

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The value of a problem is not so much coming up with the answer as in the ideas and attempted ideas it forces on the would be solver. Israel Nathan Herstein

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When I was in school I liked math because all the problems had answers. Everything else seemed very subjective. Lisa Randall

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As a teacher at Princeton, I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel, in one sense, is a problem-solving exercise. Joyce Carol Oates

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If a married couple with children has fifteen minutes of uninterrupted, non-logistical, non-problem-solving talk every day, I would put them in the top 5% of all married couples. It's an extraordinary achievement. William J Doherty

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If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work Seth Godin

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Executive producers don't have to do anything. Nor do any kind of producers. They just sit around on deck chairs watching stuff, and if it gets cold, they leave. Actually I suppose as a producer you've got to be involved in helping out with solving problems. Russell Brand

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If you had a free society you couldn't get people to go to war, if you had an intelligent type of upbringing in ones children. They would say; There must be many other ways of solving problems other then killing people. Jacque Fresco

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When I came to Harvard, I was debating between math and science, and I guess I thought in the end I wanted something that could connect to the real world. I liked puzzle-solving and connections. Lisa Randall

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The first and foremost duty of the high school in teaching mathematics is to emphasize methodical work in problem solving...The teacher who wishes to serve equally all his students, future users and nonusers of mathematics, should teach problem solving so that it is about one-third mathematics and two-thirds common sense. George Polya

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