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ERIC Number: EJ1038206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Tasks that May Occasion Mathematical Creativity: Teachers' Choices
Levenson, Esther
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v16 n4 p269-291 Aug 2013
Promoting mathematical creativity is one of the aims of mathematics education. This study investigates the tasks teachers chose when their aim was to occasion mathematical creativity in the classroom. Five cases are described in depth, and general trends found among these cases as well as in additional data are discussed. Findings indicated that teachers take into consideration not only task features and cognitive demands, but also emotions and values. One common thread found among the teachers was the implication that creativity pertains to being different and unusual. The study provides a framework for analyzing tasks which may be used with teachers in professional development to discuss how a task may afford or constrain mathematical creativity.
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Language: English
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