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Leveraging Mathematics Creativity by Using Technology: Questions, Issues, Solutions, and Innovative Paths

  • Viktor FreimanEmail author
  • Janet Lynne Tassell
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Part of the Mathematics Education in the Digital Era book series (MEDE, volume 10)

Abstract

This introductory chapter aims to introduce the volume providing new insights on creativity while focusing on innovative methodological approaches in research and practice of integrating technological tools and environments in mathematics teaching and learning. This work is being built on the discussions at the mini-symposium on Creativity and Technology at the International Conference on Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (ICMCG) in Denver, USA (2014), and other contributions to the topic. While presenting a diversity of views, a variety of contexts, angles and cultures of thought, as well as mathematical and educational practices, the authors of each chapter explore the potential of technology to foster creative and divergent mathematical thinking, problem solving and problem posing, creative use of dynamic, multimodal and interactive software by teachers and learners, as well as other digital media and tools while widening and enriching transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections in mathematics classroom. Along with ground-breaking innovative approaches, the book aims to provide researchers and practitioners with new paths for diversification of opportunities for all students to become more creative and innovative mathematics learners. A framework for dynamic learning conditions of leveraging mathematical creativity with technology is an outcome of this collective work.

Keywords

Mathematical creativity Technology Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections Innovative approaches to teaching and learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de MonctonMonctonCanada
  2. 2.University of Western KentuckyBowling GreenUSA

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