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Mathematical Creativity and Mathematical Giftedness

Enhancing Creative Capacities in Mathematically Promising Students

  • Florence Mihaela Singer

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Frameworks for Studying Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Demetra Pitta-Pantazi, Maria Kattou, Constantinos Christou
      Pages 27-53
    3. Daniela Assmus, Torsten Fritzlar
      Pages 55-81
    4. Cristian Voica, Florence Mihaela Singer
      Pages 83-114
  3. Characteristics of Students with Exceptional Mathematical Promise

  4. Teaching Strategies to Foster Creative Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Hana Moraová, Jarmila Novotná, Franco Favilli
      Pages 253-283
    3. Michal Tabach, Alex Friedlander
      Pages 285-306
  5. Tasks and Techniques to Enhance Creative Capacities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-428

About this book


This book discusses the relationships between mathematical creativity and mathematical giftedness. It gathers the results of a literature review comprising all papers addressing mathematical creativity and giftedness presented at the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) conferences since 2000. How can mathematical creativity contribute to children’s balanced development? What are the characteristics of mathematical giftedness in early ages? What about these characteristics at university level? What teaching strategies can enhance creative learning? How can young children’s mathematical promise be preserved and cultivated, preparing them for a variety of professions? These are some of the questions addressed by this book. 

The book offers, among others: analyses of substantial learning environments that promote creativity in mathematics lessons; discussions of a variety of strategies for posing and solving problems; investigations of students’ progress throughout their schooling; and examinations of technological tools and virtual resources meant to enhance learning with understanding. Multiple perspectives in the interdisciplinary fields of mathematical creativity and giftedness are developed to offer a springboard for further research. The theoretical and empirical studies included in the book offer a valuable resource for researchers, as well as for teachers of gifted students in specialized or inclusive settings, at various levels of education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Florence Mihaela Singer
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Letters and ScienceOil & Gas University of PloieștiPloieștiRomania

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematical Creativity and Mathematical Giftedness
  • Book Subtitle Enhancing Creative Capacities in Mathematically Promising Students
  • Editors Florence Mihaela Singer
  • Series Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73155-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10326-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-73156-8
  • Series ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8330
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 428
  • Number of Illustrations 60 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Creativity and Arts Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Educational Psychology
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