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ERIC Number: EJ1105801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Mathematical Creativity, Cohen Forcing, and Evolving Systems: Elements for a Case Study on Paul Cohen
Dickman, Benjamin
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v4 n2 p50-59 Fall-Win 2013
The Evolving Systems approach to case studies due initially to Piaget-contemporary Howard Gruber, and complemented by subsequent work on sociocultural factors developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and others, provides an inroad for examining creative achievements in a variety of domains. This paper provides a proof of concept for how one might begin to explore questions about the creative development of Cohen forcing, a powerful technique in Set Theory and Mathematical Logic.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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