ERIC Number: ED038292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Identification and Encouragement of Mathematical Creativity in First Grade Students, (Part 1) (Chapters 1-4).
Meyer, Rochelle Wilson
Reported is the development and testing of a program designed to encourage individual creative mathematical activity in first grade students. Initially some characteristics of the creative process and creative thinking were examined and six criteria describing certain aspects of mathematical creativity were identified and validated. An instrument used to measure observable mathematical creativity was designed in order to test the program. An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of participation in this program on mathematical creativity. Two hypotheses were formulated: H1: "Participation in the program will increase a student's observable mathematical creativity"; H2: "Participation in the program will not affect a student's performance on a test of general creative ability". Par t I of this report includes Chapters I-IV. A statement of the reasons for the selection of this particular problem is presented in Chapter I. Chapters II-IV discuss the various considerations involved in designing and conducting the experiment. (FL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.