Building Creativity and Curiosity into your Classroom

Session Notes

9th March 2019, #mathsconf18, Bristol


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Session Activities

The Partitioning Puzzle

The Padlock Puzzle 2

Double the Area of the Triangle

Gabriel’s Problem

Factors and Multiples Game

References and Further Reading

Is Mathematics T.I.R.E.D? A Profile of Quiet Disaffection in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom

What We Think And Why We Think It

How Convergent and Divergent Thinking Foster Creativity

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

  • Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire (2016)

  • Published by Tarcherperigee

  • Amazon Link

Building Mathematical Creativity

Outliers: The Story of Success

  • Malcolm Gladwell (2009)

  • Published by Penguin

  • Amazon Link

Bloom’s Taxonomy Summary

Mathematical creativity or general creativity?

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Other Resources

NRICH Mathematical Habits of Mind

Puzzle of the Week

Three Act Math

Goal Free Problems