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Title: 
Fostering creativity among Normal (Technical) students through the invention of a mathematics-based toy
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Keywords: 
Creativity
Mathematics
Science
Design & Technology
Issue Date: 
Nov-2008
Citation: 
Nazir Amir, & Subramaniam, R. (2008, November). Fostering creativity among Normal (Technical) students through the invention of a mathematics-based toy. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) Conference, Singapore.
Abstract: 
The objective of this article is to illustrate how a simple mathematics-based toy that is used to demonstrate Pythagoras Theorem is interpreted by several students in the normal technical stream as they set out to fabricate it in a creative manner using several skills that they picked up in the subject of Design & Technology (D&T). Along the process of design and fabrication, these students were exposed to opportunities that allowed them to use scientific
principles to add value to the toy. The results of this study showed that it is not difficult for students in the normal technical stream to express their understanding of certain mathematical and science concepts through
creative designing as well as making variations of a mathematics-based toy.
Description: 
This paper was presented at the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) Conference, held in Singapore from 26 – 28 Nov 2008
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