
06606563
a
2016d.00470
Gilat, Talya
Amit, Miriam
Evaluating students' mathematical creative thinking involved in modeling process.
Rogerson, Alan (ed.), The mathematics education for the future project. Proceedings of the 13th international conference `Mathematics education in a connected world', Catania, Sicily, Italy, September 1621, 2015. M\"unster: WTMVerlag (ISBN 9783942197441/pbk; 9783942197861/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics Education 1, 123129 (2015).
2015
M\"unster: WTMVerlag
EN
D60
C30
H10
mathematical creativity
modeling
assessment
Summary: This paper illustrates the unique and applicable design of a researchbased instrument that conceptualizes and assesses students' mathematical creativity not as distinctive solutions or production, but rather as an integrated modeling process. In this process, students utilize a wide range of abilities and resources to construct meanings related to interdisciplinary, complex data, thereby producing an inventive and original conceptual mathematical system that can describe a structured situation in the ``real world". The instrument, termed Mathematical Creativity Assessment Manual (MCAM), is based on the researchers' operational definition factors: Appropriateness, Mathematical Resourcefulness and Originality, and utilizes students' qualitative modeling products to evaluate and score their mathematical creativity. This instrument was successfully applied to over 150 students, and may be further developed to assess other similar creative mathematical problemsolving processes.