Mathematical Problem-Solving via Wallas ’ Four Stages of Creativity : Implications for the Undergraduate Classroom

@inproceedings{Savic2016MathematicalPV,
  title={Mathematical Problem-Solving via Wallas ’ Four Stages of Creativity : Implications for the Undergraduate Classroom},
  author={Milos Savic},
  year={2016}
}
The central theme in this article is that certain problem-solving frameworks (e.g., Polya, 1957; Carlson & Bloom, 2005) can be viewed within Wallas’ four stages of mathematical creativity. The author attempts to justify the previous claim by breaking down each of Wallas’ four components (preparation, incubation, illumination, verification) using both mathematical creativity and problem-solving/proving literature. Since creativity seems to be important in mathematics at the undergraduate level… CONTINUE READING

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