THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF CREATIVE THINKING IN MATHEMATICS AND WRITING TO LEARN MATHEMATICS AMONG IX STANDARD STUDENTS

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Dr.R.SARASWATHY

Abstract

Mathematics is in all walks of life from the worlds of business and technology, to the
sciences, to medicine, and even to environmental and management. Very few research
studies have been conducted in mathematical creativity and writing to learn mathematics
students who are conventional in thought and readily conform to the school norms are
considered better for academic tasks and they are creative students who were seen as threats
and became challenging for teachers. In this study the investigator has attempted to study the
influences of various demographic variables like gender, localityand medium of instruction.
The researcher adopted normative survey method. 500 students of IX standard from 8
schools in Salem District were selected as sample by stratified random sampling technique.
Characteristics of creative thinking in mathematics scale constructed by Renzulhi, J.S et.al
(2004). This contained 40 items. Its reliability value was 0.80. Writing to learn mathematics
scale constructed by Edel Mary Reilly (2007). This contained 20 items on 3 dimensions. A
reliability co - efficient of 0.84 was obtained using split half method. Quantitative data
analysis was done. Results shows that IX Standard Boys and Girls do not differ in
mathematical characteristics, creative characteristics and characteristics of the potentially
creative thinking in mathematics and IX Standard rural and urban students do not differ in
their Mathematics in general, writing in math class, Math teacher.

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