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The Elements of Creativity and Giftedness in Mathematics edited by Bharath Sriraman and KyeongHwa Lee covers recent advances in mathematics education pertaining to the development of creativity and giftedness. The book is international in scope in the “sense” that it includes numerous studies on mathematical creativity and giftedness conducted in the U.S.A, China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Sweden, and Norway in addition to cross-national perspectives from Canada and Russia. The topics include problem -posing, problem-solving and mathematical creativity; the development of mathematical creativity with students, pre and in-service teachers; cross-cultural views of creativity and giftedness; the unpacking of notions and labels such as high achieving, inclusion, and potential; as well as the theoretical state of the art on the constructs of mathematical creativity and giftedness. The book also includes some contributions from the first joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Korean Mathematical Society in Seoul, 2009. Topics covered in the book are essential reading for graduate students and researchers interested in researching issues and topics within the domain of mathematical creativity and mathematical giftedness. It is also accessible to pre-service and practicing teachers interested in developing creativity in their classrooms, in addition to professional development specialists, mathematics educators, gifted educators, and psychologists.
1. What are the Elements of Giftedness and Creativity in Mathematics?: An Overview of the KMS-AMS Symposium and the Book - Bharath Sriraman and Kyeong Hwa Lee; 2. An Exploratory Study of Relationships between Students’ Creativity and Mathematical Problem-Posing Abilities: Comparing Chinese and U.S Students - Xianwei Yuan and Bharath Sriraman; 3. Are Mathematically Talented Elementary Students also Talented in Statistics? - Eun-Sung Ko and Kyeong Hwa Lee; 4. Does High Achieving in Mathematics = Gifted and/or Creative in Mathematics? - Kristina Juter and Bharath Sriraman; 5. Developing Mathematical Potential in Underrepresented Populations through Problem Solving, Mathematical Discourse and Algebraic Reasoning - Jennifer M. Suh and Kerri Fulginiti; 6. On Track to Gifted Education in Mathematics in Sweden - Linda Mattson and Samuel Bengmark; 7. Teachers’ Images of Gifted Students and the roles assigned to them in Heterogeneous Mathematics Classes - Roza Leikin and Ora Stanger; 8. Mathematical Creativity and Mathematics Education: A Derivative of Existing Research - Bharath Sriraman, Narges Yaftian and Kyeong Hwa Lee; 9. Gifted Education in Russia and the United States: Personal Notes - Alexander Karp 10. Semiotic Micro-world for Mathematical Visualization - Han Hyuk Cho, Min Ho Song and Ji Yoon Lee; 11. Mathematically Gifted Students in Inclusive Settings: The Example of New Brunswick, Canada - Viktor Freiman;12. Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Creativity in Problem Solving: A Turkish Study - Yasemin Kyymaz, Bharath Sriraman and Kyeong Hwa Lee; 13. What Characterises High Achieving Students’ Mathematical Reasoning? - Haavold Per Øystein; 14. Fostering Creativity through Geometrical and Cultural Inquiry into Ornaments - Khayriah Massarwe, Igor Verner and Daoud Bshouty