1 Learning Lab Denmark, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Forskningsprogram for Medier og IT i læringsperspektiv, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 Videnskab, teknologi og læring, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University4 Department of Education - Curriculum Research, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
hard work or discovery?
This paper considers idea generation during the mathematical writing process. Two contrasting explanations of the creative potential in connection to writing is presented; writing as a process of setting and obtaining rhetorical goals and writing as a process of discovery. These views are then related to two empirically found categories of functions that writing serves researchers in the field of mathematics, concluding that both views contributes to understanding the creative potential in relation to mathematical writing.
European Research in Mathematics Education: Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, 2007, p. 1240-1250