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ERIC Number: EJ1133331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
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ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Mathematical Pathologies as Pathways into Creativity
Sriraman, Bharath; Dickman, Benjamin
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v49 n1 p137-145 Mar 2017
In this paper, the role of mathematical pathologies as a means of fostering creativity in the classroom is discussed. In particular, it delves into what constitutes a mathematical pathology, examines historical mathematical pathologies as well as pathologies in contemporary classrooms, and indicates how the Lakatosian heuristic can be used to formulate problems that illustrate mathematical pathologies. We discuss the relationship between mathematical pathologies and their role in fostering creativity. The paper concludes with remarks on mathematical pathologies from the perspective of creativity studies at large.
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Language: English
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