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Volume : II, Issue : II, March - 2012

ACHIEVEMENT IN RELATION TO MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY OF EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS

Pooja Walia

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

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The present study was conducted to examine the relationship of mathematical creativity with achievement and differences between boys and girls with regard to their mathematical creativity (along with its dimensions) and achievement. Simple random sampling was used to select the participants. Participants (N= 180, boys = 99 and girls = 81) completed creativity test. Mathematical creativity was measured using the Creative Ability in Mathematics Test developed by Balka (1974). Pearson's Product Moment Correlation analysis indicated that mathematical creativity (along with its dimensions) is related to achievement in mathematics of eighth grade students. No significant difference was found between boys and girls with regard to their achievement and mathematical creativity (along with its dimensions). However, girls were found better than boys on one dimension of mathematical creativity i.e. flexibility.

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Pooja Walia, (2012). ACHIEVEMENT IN RELATION TO MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY OF EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. II, Issue. II, DOI : 10.9780/22307850, http://oldisrj.lbp.world/UploadedData/808.pdf

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