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ERIC Number: EJ1154828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Beyond "Doing" Mathematics: Engaging Talented Students in Mathematically Creative Writing
Firmender, Janine M.; Dilley, Anna; Amspaugh, Christina; Field, Kathryn; LeMay, Steven; Casa, Tutita M.
Gifted Child Today, v40 n4 p205-211 Oct 2017
With recent increased attention to engaging students in written mathematical communication, the Elementary Mathematical Writing Task Force has recommended specific types of and purposes for mathematical writing with the ultimate goals of communicating and reasoning: Exploratory, Informative/Explanatory, Argumentative, and Mathematically Creative. While it is recommended that all students engage in all types of writing, the mathematically creative type has specific implications for mathematically talented students. Justification for and ways to engage talented students in mathematically creative writing are presented and address the following questions: What is mathematical creativity? How can mathematically creative writing help meet the needs of talented students? And, what are the characteristics of a learning environment that fosters mathematical creativity and written communication?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1545908