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ERIC Number: EJ1122841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Creativity and Insight in Problem Solving
Golnabi, Laura
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v7 n2 p27-29 Fall 2016
This paper analyzes the thought process involved in problem solving and its categorization as creative thinking as defined by psychologist R. Weisberg (2006). Additionally, the notion of insight, sometimes present in unconscious creative thinking and often leading to creative ideas, is discussed in the context of geometry problem solving. In particular, it is argued that solving insight problems used by psychologists to measure creativity and solving certain geometry problems share similar thought processes.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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