A Study on the Development of a Mathematics Creativity Scale

Akgul S., Kahveci N. G.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, ss.57-76, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 62
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.57-76


Statement of Problem: Although there is a rapidly increasing interest in creativity in specific domains such as science and math, there are not enough valid and reliable scales to assess students' creativity in these domains. If mathematical creativity potential can be measured, then the curriculum can be adapted to address the needs of creative students. In addition to measuring mathematical creativity potential, it is crucial to identify students at as early an age as possible and develop a mathematics curriculum that would complement and supplement their potential (Balka, 1974; Mann, 2005). For these reasons, valid and reliable scales of measurement are necessary for determining the middle school students' (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade: 10-15 years old) mathematical creativity.