Creativity: Cultural Capital in the Mathematics Classroom
Rae Ann Hirsh
DOI: 10.4236/ce.2010.13024   PDF    HTML     8,658 Downloads   17,960 Views   Citations


Contemporary students face unique economic, environmental, and humanitarian challenges. The problem solving required to address these challenges requires solutions that have never been thought of before. In order to tackle these problems, teachers must challenge the traditional problem solving methodologies used in math classes and encourage new problem solving strategies through incorporation of the arts and facilitating of creative problem solving. This article will explore the research surrounding creativity, the arts, and creative problem solving and suggest future applications of creativity in the mathematics classroom.

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Hirsh, R. (2010). Creativity: Cultural Capital in the Mathematics Classroom. Creative Education, 1, 154-161. doi: 10.4236/ce.2010.13024.

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