Mathematical creativity from an educational perspective: Reflecting on recent empirical studies

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This chapter introduces Section III and highlights some of the theories, methods, and contributions of the five chapters within. One common thread running throughout this section is the focus on creative processes. This commentary chapter reviews some of the difficulties distinguishing between creative products and creative processes, and then delves into how the different chapters in this section view what is meant by creative processes. Finally, the ways in which creative processes can be fostered are discussed, with particular emphasis on the importance of the environment when aiming to promote mathematical creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Creativity
Subtitle of host publicationA Developmental Perspective
EditorsScott A. Chamberlin, Peter Liljedahl, Miloš Savić
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783031144745
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameResearch in Mathematics Education ((RME)

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