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The Multifaceted Nature Of Creativity In The Teaching Of Geometry,


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Prolog; The World of Creativity: The Many Faces of Creativity (Atara Shriki); Nurturing Mathematical Creativity at School (Atara Shriki); Creative Approaches to the Teaching of Geometry: Creative View of Internal and External Angles of Convex Polygons (Ilana Levenberg and Dorit Patkin); On Areas, Perimeters and Creativity (Ronit Bassan-Cincinatus); Analytic Geometry and Logic as Promoters of Graphical Literacy (Ilana Levenberg); Building Geometric Understanding — Identifying and Refuting False Claims (Dorit Patkin); Developing Mathematical Creativity Through Geometric Problem Posing (Atara Shriki); Geometry and the Creative Brain: From Peeling a Tangerine to Image Processing: The Beauty of Geometry and Its Relevance to Everyday Life (Eli Appleboim); The Concept of Invariance in Geometry: A Long-Term History and Present-Day Implications for Learning (Ilya Sinitsky and Moshe Stupel); Assessing Creativity and Its Development Using a Psychometric Model: The Case of Problem Posing (Atara Shriki); Epilog; About the Editors and the Writers; Name Index; Subject Index;

About the Author

Dorit Patkin is a Full Professor (PhD) in mathematics education. Currently works at the mathematics education faculty of sciences, Kibbutzim College of Education. She was the head of the mathematics department for 8 years and the coordinator at the educational television channel as well as the scientific consultant in this area. Now she is the head of the M.Ed. program in mathematics education and the M.Teach for high school. Her research interests are teacher education and teaching methods, math teaching and education, teaching and learning geometry, exploring students' mistakes and misconceptions in math and professional development of math teachers. Her current project is 'Geometry in 2-D & 3-D'.

Atara Shriki is an Associate Professor in mathematics education (PhD). Currently works at the mathematics education faculty of sciences at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts and teaches undergraduate and graduate students. She headed two Ministry of Education programs: Equity in mathematics education and Reducing the gap between boys and girls in the study of mathematics and science, and served as head of research and evaluation in a unique R&D program funded by the Ministry of Science. Together with Prof Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar, she wrote Logic in Wonderland: Introduction to Logic through reading Alice in Wonderland, both Teacher's Guidebook and Student's Workbook, published by World Scientific. Her research interests concern the professional development of mathematics teachers, the nurture of mathematical creativity, and aspects related to online teaching and learning of mathematics.

Ilana Levenberg is an Associate Professor in mathematics education (PhD). She is currently Head of M. Teach Program at 'Gordon'- Academic College of Education in Haifa. Previously, she was Head of the Mathematics department. Her background is in high school mathematics teaching. She served as a mathematics education academic coordinator and initiated various mathematics school projects, also supervisor of student's graduate works. Her research interests include mathematics teaching, particularly geometry. She has published three co-authored geometry books (with Prof Patkin) and papers about the professional development of mathematics teachers, teaching gifted students and matriculation exams.


"If high education teachers decide to teach the topic of creativity, then this is an excellent textbook for such a course. The book includes also a rich bibliography on creativity. This bibliography can serve researchers who wish to study the field of creativity."; Shlomo Vinner; Professor Emeritus; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel;

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