Building Creativity into your Classroom


9th March 2019, #mathsconf18, Bristol

22nd June, #mathsconf19, Sheffield


Slides

PDF of slides (no animations)




Starters

All four starters were taken from Puzzle of the Week. You can find them all with their solutions in the puzzle library. The four used in this session were:

  • Puzzle 100: The Lost Timetable Puzzle

  • Puzzle 94: The Giant's Causeway Puzzle

  • Puzzle 77: The Computer Game Puzzle

  • Puzzle 72: The Substitution Cipher Puzzle




Session Tasks


Task 1: Double the Area of the Triangle


Task 2: Gabriel’s Problem


Task 3: Factors and Multiples Game





References and Further Reading


Creativity: How Does it Work?


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


The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think


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


NRICH Curriculum mapping documents


Mathematical Etudes



Puzzle of the Week


Three Act Math


Goal Free Problems


Espressos

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