Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Creativity in Mathematics

Creativity in mathematics


The notion of creativity is used in education in many different ways. A helpful definition is provided by the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCCE, 1999: 30): creativity is ‘imaginative activity fashioned so as to produce outcomes that are both ...

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