id: 06589079
dt: a
an: 2016c.00925
au: Amit, Miriam; Gilat, Talya
ti: Reflecting upon ambiguous situations as a way of developing students’
mathematical creativity.
so: Tso, Tai-Yih (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th conference of the International
Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education “Opportunities to
learn in mathematics education", PME 36, Taipei, Taiwan, July 18‒22,
2012, Vol. 2. Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University. 19-26 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University
la: EN
cc: M10 D30
ut: model-eliciting activities; mathematical creativity; modeling; authentic
hands-on mathematical situations
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li:
ab: Summary: The aim of this paper is to show how engaging students in
challenging, ambiguous situations through model-eliciting activities
can stimulate their mathematical creativity and extend the variety and
the quality of their mathematical models. The participants were
mathematically talented primary school students who were members of
“Kidumatica" math club. We used the “Bigfoot" modeling task to
immerse students in an authentic, hands-on mathematical situation. This
activity allowed students to use and extend their creative thinking,
which was exhibited itself in the diversity of their significant
mathematical ideas. Students invented, discovered and created different
types of strategies and mathematical conceptual tools.
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