Mathematical creativity and giftedness: A commentary on and review of theory, new operational views, and ways forward

Bharath Sriraman, Per Haavold, Kyeonghwa Lee

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Abstract

In this commentary we synthesize and critique three papers in this special issue of ZDM (Leikin and Lev; Kattou, Kontoyianni, Pitta-Pantazi, and Christou; Pitta-Pantazi, Sophocleous, and Christou). In particular we address the theory that bridges the constructs of "mathematical creativity" and "mathematical giftedness" by reviewing the related literature. Finally, we discuss the need for a reliable metric to assess problem difficulty and problem sequencing in instruments that purport to measure mathematical creativity, as well as the need to situate mathematics education research within an existing canon of work in mainstream psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Gestaltism
  • Mathematical creativity
  • Problem sequencing and metrics
  • Psychology, mathematics education
  • Qualitative psychometrics

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