The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #3/2013

Creativity in Mathematics Education

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana

Per Haavold
University of Tromso, Norway

Kyeonghwa Lee
Seoul National University


In this encyclopedia entry the relationship between mathematical creativity and giftedness and ability is looked at through a synthesis of contemporary research. In particular we analyze the findings in relation to a larger canon of literature in psychology.

Keywords: mathematical creativity; mathematical ability; psychology of creativity

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Excerpt of article to appear in S. Lerman (Ed), The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education, Springer Reference Works. Full article unavailable due to publisher embargo. Pdf (168 KB)