Creativity and Giftedness

Interdisciplinary perspectives from mathematics and beyond

  • Roza Leikin
  • Bharath Sriraman

Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Perspectives on Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Maciej Karwowski, Dorota M. Jankowska, Witold Szwajkowski
      Pages 7-22
    3. Milos Savic, Gulden Karakok, Gail Tang, Houssein El Turkey, Emilie Naccarato
      Pages 23-46
    4. Gudbjorg Palsdottir, Bharath Sriraman
      Pages 47-55
    5. Catrinel Haught-Tromp, Patricia D. Stokes
      Pages 105-116
    6. Ai-Girl Tan, Bharath Sriraman
      Pages 117-133
    7. Reuben Hersh, Vera John-Steiner
      Pages 135-146
    8. Ronald A. Beghetto, James B. Schreiber
      Pages 147-162
  3. Perspectives on Giftedness

  4. Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-266

About this book


This volume provides readers with a broad view on the variety of issues related to the educational research and practices in the field of Creativity in Mathematics and Mathematical Giftedness. The book explores (a) the relationship between creativity and giftedness;  (b) empirical work with high ability (or gifted) students in the classroom and its implications for teaching mathematics; (c) interdisciplinary work which views creativity as a complex phenomena that cannot be understood from within the borders of disciplines, i.e., to present research and theorists from disciplines such as neuroscience and complexity theory; and (d) findings from psychology that pertain the creatively gifted students. As a whole, this volume brings together perspectives from mathematics educators, psychologists, neuroscientists, and teachers to present a collection of empirical, theoretical and philosophical works that address the complexity of mathematical creativity and giftedness, its origins, nature, nurture and ways forward. In keeping with the spirit of the series, the anthology substantially builds on previous ZDM volumes on interdisciplinarity (2009), creativity and giftedness (2013).


Complexity theory Exceptional thinking processes Gifted students High ability students Krutetskian approach Mathematical ability Mathematical creativity Mathematical giftedness Mathematical inventiveness School mathematics Teaching mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Roza Leikin
    • 1
  • Bharath Sriraman
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Education RANGE CenterUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-38838-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-38840-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-4918
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-4926
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