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ERIC Number: ED038293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 96
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The Identification and Encouragement of Mathematical Creativity in First Grade Students, (Part 2) (Chapter 5 to Conclusion).
Meyer, Rochelle Wilson
Reported is research involving the development and testing or 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." Part II includes Chapters V-VII of this report. Chapter V describes the test instrument which was developed. Chapter VI discusses the design of the experiment and the statistical analyses made on the data. Conclusions , and implications for future study are found in Chapter VII. The experimental program offers evidence that under certain suitable conditions first grade students can exhibit behavior which satisfies all the criteria describing aspects of mathematically creative ability. (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.