ERIC Number: ED171587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Processes Involved in Mathematical Divergent Problem Solving.
Brandau, Linda I.; Dossey, John A.
The focus of this study was on the processes students used in making mathematical conjectures for five divergent problem situations. The relationship of the processes to creativity factors across the problems was also examined. The results of various cluster analyses and correlational measures indicated that students use different sequences of processes for different problems; some problem types elicit more pattern searches than others; and when the processes were viewed in ordered pairs and triples, various sequences resulted. The creativity measures were all significantly correlated, but there were differences on the relationships between the creativity factors and various processes used. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); For related document, see SE 027 831; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document