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ERIC Number: ED086530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 135
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The Relationships Among Mathematical Creativity, Numerical Aptitude and Mathematical Achievement.
Jensen, Linda Rae
This study was designed to investigate the relationships among mathematical creativity, numerical aptitude and mathematical achievement. Mathematical creativity was operationally defined as the ability to give numerous, different and applicable responses when presented with a mathematical situation in written, graphic or chart form; it was tested by an investigator-developed instrument. Numerical aptitude was operationally defined as the scores from the nonlanguage section of the California Tests of Mental Maturity, and mathematical achievement as the scores from problem solving and computation sections of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests. Sixth-grade students in three public schools served as subjects (N=40, 89, and 103). The Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient and a median test were used to analyze data. Low correlations were found between the measures of mathematical creativity and numerical aptitude, creativity and mathematical achievement, and creativity and problem solving. The correlation between aptitude and achievement was slightly higher than that between creativity and achievement. In all three schools, girls scored higher than boys in creativity. In one school, this was significant at the .001 level. (Author/JP)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin