Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students

Roza Leikin, Abraham Berman, Boris Koichu

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This book breaks through in the field of mathematical creativity and giftedness. It suggests directions for closing the gapbetween research in the field of mathematics education and research in the field of creativity and giftedness. It also outlines a rsearch 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. Research reports enlighten relationships between excellence in mathematics and creativity and examine different aspects of inquiry-based environment as a powerful way for developing mathematical creativity in school students. The readers can also learn about characteristics of creativity of research mathematicians.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages411
ISBN (Electronic)9789087909352
ISBN (Print)9789087909345
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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