
06163107
j
2013c.00236
Sriraman, Bharath
Haavold, Per
Lee, Kyeonghwa
Mathematical creativity and giftedness: a commentary on and review of theory, new operational views, and ways forward.
ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 45, No. 2, 215225 (2013).
2013
Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
EN
D20
C40
C70
D40
creativity
mathematical creativity
gestaltism
problem sequencing and metrics
psychology
qualitative psychometrics
ME 2013c.00187
ME 2013c.00188
ME 2013c.00217
doi:10.1007/s1185801304946
Summary: In this commentary we synthesize and critique three papers in this special issue of ZDM [{\it R. Leikin} and {\it M. Lev}, ibid. 45, No. 2, 183197 (2013; ME 2013c.00187); {\it M. Kattou} et al., ibid. 45, No. 2, 167181 (2013; ME 2013c.00188); {\it D. PittaPantazi} et al., ibid. 45, No. 2, 199213 (2013; ME 2013c.00217)]. 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.