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

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