ERIC Number: ED196707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Creative Activity in Mathematics Education: A First Attempt at Definition and Problem-Identification. Research Reports from the Curriculum Laboratory, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Number 7.
Howson, A. G.; Westbury, Ian
An attempt is made to define the meaning of invention and innovation in mathematics education in order to help develop guidelines for policies of research and development in this area. Spectrums of invention in the realms of geometry and group theory are proposed as models of ordering understanding of creative activity within mathematics. This document outlines areas for future research and study, and promotes the concept of international cooperation as critical in the development of criteria or standards promotion and administration of creative activity. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Curriculum Lab.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Problem Formulation (Mathematics)
Note: Paper presented at a Conference jointly organized by the Inst. of Mathematical Didactics of the University of Bielefeld, GR Germany and the International Mathematics Committee of the Second International Mathematics Study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Contains occasional light and broken type.