International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part M (2015)
Development of mathematical creativity in India through ages: A historical sketch of Post - Independence period
Sajna Jaleel, Bincy Titus
The present paper tries to investigate the historical sketch about the development of Mathematical Creativity in India and analyses its present status. The principles underlying the practice of education in Vedic times are very relevant in developing creativity in all fields, particularly in Mathematics. In this period, the trace of mathematical creativity was seen in sculptures and ancient architectures. As time goes, the educational scenario becomes changed. In the period of British rule, even though, they establish many educational institutions in India, they mainly focused on computational skill in Mathematics. After Independence, the Government of India formulated National Policy on education and according to this policy on education, science and mathematics should be an integral part of general education till the end of the school stage. In the present age, Mathematics is considered as the backbone of science and technology. Mathematical creativity is the essential characteristics of Mathematics that helps for the advancement of scientific inventions and in the advancement of mathematical thinking. Many studies points out the importance of mathematical creativity in the present education system. So it is very relevant to sketch the developmental patterns that occur in Mathematical Creativity. So through the paper, the authors try to sketch the development of Mathematical creativity in the post-Independence period of India.
How to cite this article:
Sajna Jaleel, Bincy Titus. Development of mathematical creativity in India through ages: A historical sketch of Post - Independence period. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 891-894.