- Prospective Elementary School Teachers` Perception on Mathematical Creativity
- Lee, Heisook ; Min, Sun Hee ; Kim, Min Kyeong ;
- The Mathematical Education, volume 51, issue 4, 2012, Pages 337~349
- DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2012.51.4.337

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to survey and analyze conception on creativity carried out from elementary school teachers in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do area. As results, first, most of teachers replied divergent thinking, creative problem solving, and new creation as general creativity and mathematical creativity. Secondly, they showed that thinking process would be related to transfer and cognition in terms of mathematical creativity factors. Lastly, there are significant differences among groups according to gender, teaching career, and age, even though most teachers expressed sympathy for need of creativity education in mathematics education.