ERIC Number: EJ1158896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
School Mathematics as a Creative Enterprise
Sternberg, Robert J.
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v49 n7 p977-986 Dec 2017
In this article, I discuss how teaching of mathematics can develop and encourage creative thinking, not only in mathematics, but also in general. I begin by discussing creativity as a habit that teachers can help students develop. Then I briefly present the investment theory of creativity. The basic idea of the investment theory is that creative individuals are willing to "buy low and sell high" in the world of ideas--in other words, they are willing to take intellectual risks and to challenge conventional beliefs. Next I describe specific ways in which mathematics teachers can develop creative thinking through classroom activities. Finally, I draw some conclusions.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Theories, Class Activities
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