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The role of technology in fostering creativity in the teaching and learning of mathematics


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Title The role of technology in fostering creativity in the teaching and learning of mathematics
Creator Yushau, Balarabe Mji, Andile Wessels, Dirk C. J.
Subject Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Education technology in teaching;
Description The paper looks at interrelationships between creativity and technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. It suggests that a proper use of various technologies especially computers in the teaching and learning of mathematics has the potential of helping learners to develop their creativity. The technologies can provide an atmosphere under which mathematical skills can be extended beyond the ability to calculate or reproduce problems and enable learners to investigate, analyse and interpret problems at hand. Furthermore, with computers learners can use an experimental approach to deal with mathematical problems, which can lead to conjecture, pattern finding, examples and counter examples. In fact, if used effectively, computational aids can help in improving learners’ intellectual ability and hence mathematical achievement while fostering the requisite creativity not found in the traditional approach.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2005-10-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v0i62.110
Source Pythagoras; Issue 62 (2005); 12-22 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2005 Balarabe Yushau, Andile Mji, Dirk C. J. Wessels