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Lev, Miriam
Leikin, Roza
The interplay between excellence in school mathematics and general giftedness: focusing on mathematical creativity.
Leikin, Roza (ed.) et al., Creativity and giftedness. Interdisciplinary perspectives from mathematics and beyond. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319388380/hbk; 9783319388403/ebook). Advances in Mathematics Education, 225238 (2017).
2017
Cham: Springer
EN
C40
C90
mathematical creativity
multiple solution tasks (MST)
general giftedness
excellence in mathematics
doi:10.1007/9783319388403_14
Summary: Observation that the interrelations between mathematical creativity, mathematical expertise and general giftedness are vague is what motivated a largescale study that explores the relationship between mathematical creativity and mathematical ability. The study employs Multiple Solution Tasks (MSTs) as a tool for the evaluation of mathematical creativity in highschool students. We discuss the links between mathematical creativity, excellence in school mathematics and general giftedness as reflected in an empirical study of senior highschool students in Israel, which implemented the MST tool. The study demonstrated that betweengroup differences are taskdependent and are a function of mathematical insight integrated in the mathematical task.