Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students

Roza Leikin (Editor), Abraham Berman (Editor), Boris Koichu (Editor)

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This book breaks through in the field of mathematical creativity and giftedness. It suggests directions for closing the gap between research in the field of mathematics education and research in the field of creativity and giftedness. It also outlines a research agenda for further research and development in the field. The book consists of a balanced set of chapters by mathematicians, mathematics educators, educational psychologists and educational researchers. The authors of different chapters accept dynamic conception of creativity and giftedness. The book provides analysis of cognitive, affective and social factors associated with the development of creativity in all students and with the realisation of mathematical talent in gifted students. It contains theoretical essays, research reports, historical overviews, recommendations for curricular design, and insights about promotion of mathematical creativity and giftedness at different levels. The readers will find many examples of challenging mathematical problems intended at developing or examining mathematical creativity and giftedness as well as ideas for direct implementation in school and tertiary mathematics courses. They will also find theoretical models that can be used in researching students' creativity and giftedness.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRotterdam, the Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages412
ISBN (Print)9789087909345, 9789087909338, 9789087909352
StatePublished - 2009


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