Investigating Mathematical Creativity in Elementary School through the Lens of Complexity Theory

  • Esther Levenson
Part of the Advances in Creativity and Giftedness book series (ACAG, volume 25)


This chapter explores the practical application of complexity theory to the investigation of mathematical creativity in elementary school classrooms. While previous studies have investigated ways of assessing students’ potential for mathematical creativity (Lee, Hwang, & Seo, 2003; Mann, 2009) and specific ways of promoting mathematical creativity (e.g. Levav-Waynberg & Leiken, 2012 ), this study investigates mathematical creativity as it emerges in classrooms as part of the regular lesson.


Internal Diversity Complexity Theory Decimal Point Divergent Thinking Mathematical Creativity 
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