MatRIC is arranging this workshop to be held at The University of Agder, Campus Kristiansand.

The workshop will:

  • Explore the meaning of creativity and mathematics; and what it means to be creative in mathematics.
  • Explore why creativity is important – in motivating mathematics – in learning mathematics – to be proficient in mathematics.
  • Explore some mathematical ideas that have the potential to develop students' (and instructors) mathematical creativity.
  • These ideas include exploring mathematical pathologies; classical results from Euclidean geometry seen from a dynamic geometry viewpoint; and riddles.

For participants with long journeys that prevent return travel in the day of the workshop, MatRIC will pay for one night's accommodation at Hotel Ernst, Kristiansand. Participants are requested to cover their own travel. To request one of the reserved rooms, please contact the hotel directly and refer to "UiA" when making the booking.

To register for this workshop go to ; https://uia.pameldingssystem.no/matric-creativity-and-university-mathematics-june-2019

Intended audience

University mathematics teachers, especially those responsible for teaching mathematics within another subject or professional education programme – such as economics, engineering, physical and life sciences, teacher education.

It is possible that some places could be open to mathematics teachers in upper secondary schools who should contact simon.goodchild@uia.no before completing the registration.


Simon Goodchild

A selection of Bharath Sriraman's publications on creativity and mathematics.

Sriraman, B. (2004). The Characteristics of Mathematical Creativity. The Mathematics Educator 14(1): 19–34.

Sriraman, B. (2005). Are Giftedness and Creativity Synonyms in Mathematics? The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education Vol. XVII(1): 20–36

Sriraman, B. (2017). Mathematical creativity: psychology, progress and caveats. ZDM Mathematics Education 49: 971-975.

Editorial works

Issue editor of ZDM Mathematics Education Volume 49(7), (2017) Mathematical creativity and psychology: back to the future?

Co-editor with Kyeong Hwa Lee of the book "The Elements of Creativity and Giftedness in Mathematics" (2011 Sense Publisher)

Series co-editor with Ronald A. Beghetto, of the Springer series Creativity Theory and Action in Education.