silver discussion

Please read sections 1, 2, 3, & 6 in this 1997 article 

 

Download this 1997 articleby Ed Silver (Links to an external site.). Then share your reactions about his take on creativity and “problem posing” in mathematics. I’ve provided one prompt below, but you can start your own thread if you have other reactions/questions. You are encouraged to reference particular excerpts of the text, as well as our own mathematical work thus far, including the “cutting polygons” activity. (And as always, please be sure to review others’ posts before making your own so that you can make connections where relevant.)

 

Prompt:

When you think of mathematical creativity what comes to mind? What experiences do you have with mathematical creativity? 

 
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