**Power and Creativity in Mathematics: Using **

**Open-Ended Problems in the Mathematics Classroom**

Kyle Schultz

Doctoral Student, Department of Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Georgia

105 Aderhold Hall

Athens, GA 30602-7124

Phone:
706.542.4569 Fax: 706.542.4551

Email: kschultz@uga.edu

Presented as a colloquium for the
Mathematics Education Student Association at the University of Georgia, October
31, 2005.

**References**

Becker, J. P.,
& Shimada, S. (Eds.). (1997). *The open-ended approach: A new proposal
for teaching mathematics.* Reston, VA:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Bush, W. S.,
& Greer, A. S. (Eds.). (1999). *Mathematics assessment: A practical
handbook for grades 9-12.* Reston, VA:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Stevenson, F. W.
(1992). *Exploratory problems in mathematics.* Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**Reverse Side**: An example of the guidelines given to students for
a project involving an open-ended problem.