The 9^{th} International
MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS Conference Program (www.mcg9.net)
Thursday, June 25^{th}, 2015
9:00 – 17:00  Arrival and registration of participants 
17:00 – 18:00  IC MCG meeting 
18:00 – 20:00  Opening ceremony 
Reception cocktail 
Friday, June 26^{th}, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 
Plenary Lecture – Bharath Sriraman Mathematical Pathologies as Pathways into Creativity 
10:00 – 10:30  Coffee break 
10:30 – 11:30 
Plenary Lecture – Gabriele Kaiser Professional competences of teachers and its relation to creativity 
12:00 – 13:00 
Workshop 1 Workshop 1.1. Room A Workshop 1.2. Room B Workshop 1.3. Room C 
13:30 – 15:00  Lunch 
15:00 – 16:30 
Oral Presentations1 OP1.1 Room A OP1.2 Room B OP1.3 Room C 
16:30 – 17:00  Coffee break 
17:00 – 18:30 
Oral Presentations 2 OP2.1 Room A OP2.2 Room B OP2.3 Room C 
18:30 – 19:00  Meeting plenary speakers 
19:30 –  Dinner 
Saturday, June 27^{th}, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 
Plenary Lecture – Viktor Freiman Mathematical giftedness goes online: what are the new ways, tools, resources to develop talents and creativity in students? 
10:00 – 10:30  Coffee break 
10:30 – 11:30 
Plenary Lecture – Rina Zazkis Virtual conversations on mathematical tasks 
11:45 – 13:00 
Symposia Symposium 1 Room A Symposium 2 Room B 
13:00 – 15:00  Lunch 
15:00 – 17:00 
Oral Presentations 3 OP3.1 Room A OP3.2 Room B OP3.3 Room C 
17:00 – 17:30  Coffee break 
17:30 – 18:00  Meeting plenary speakers 
18:00 – 19:00  MCG meeting 
19:30 –  Festive Dinner 
Sunday, June 28^{th}, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 
Research panel – Roza Leikin, Demetra PittaPantazi, Florence Mihaela Singer, Linda Sheffield Connection between theory and practice in gifted education 
10:00 – 10:30  Coffee break 
10:30 – 11:30 
Workshop 2 Workshop 2.1. Room A Workshop 2.2. Room B 
11:30 – 13:00  Lunch (+ IC Meeting) 
13:00 – 16:00  Excursion – Visit to the Peles Castle 
16:00 –  Departure 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1 Friday, June 26, 2015 15:00 – 16:30 

1.1. Creativity in elementary education Room A Chairman: Marianne Nolte 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1 
Anna Prusak

Nurturing student's creativity through telling mathematical stories 
2 
Maria Kattou Constantinos Christou Demetra PittaPantazi 
Solving a mathematical creativity task 
3 
Mark Applebaum 
The perception of the concept of a "challenging task" by mathematically promising elementary school students 
4 
Aleksandra Mihajlovic Mirko Dejic 
Using openended problems and problem posing activities in elementary mathematics classroom 
1.2. Creativity in Mathematics Competitions Room B Chairman: Roza Leikin 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1 
Ingrida Veilande Sandra Krauze 
The analysis of 6^{th} grade students’ works at the open Mathematical Olympiad 
2  ArianaStanca Văcărețu  Learning math through research and cooperation 
3  Dace Kuma  Novelties in Math Olympiads in Latvia 
4  Gregory Makrides  LeMATH: learning mathematics through new communication factors 
1.3. Problem solving and problem posing situations Room C Chairman: Ewa Swoboda 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1  Boris Koichu  Problem solving and choicebased pedagogies 
2 
Mihaela Singer Ildikó Pelczer Cristian Voica 
Problem posing cognitive style  can it be used to assess mathematical creativity? 
3 
Bronislaw Czarnocha William Baker 
Creativity and bisociation 
4 
Gönül YazganSağ Ziya Argün 
Selfcontrol and selfmonitoring processes of gifted students in mathematical problem solving situations 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2
Friday, June 26, 2015 17:00 – 18:30 

2.1. Creativity in early years Room A Chairman: Alex Friedlander 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1  Melanie Beck  Combinational play between mathematical domains as one dimension of mathematical creativity in the early years 
2 
Jana Slezakova Ewa Swoboda 
Looking for the way to support children's mathematical creativity 
3 
Panayiota Irakleous Demetra PittaPantazi 
Identifying mathematically gifted preschoolers 
2.2. Expertise vs. mathematical giftedness Room B Chairman: Boris Koichu 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1  LindaJensen Sheffield  Myths about "gifted" mathematics students: how widespread are they? 
2  Torsten Fritzlar  Mathematical giftedness as developing expertise 
3 
Zekeriya Karadag Yasemin DeveciogluKaymakci 
Bayburt's Got Gifted 
2.3. Developing creativity through challenging activities Room C Chairman: Jong Sool Choi 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1 
Naomi Prusak Rina Hershkowitz 
Creativity developed within an activity that affords multiple solution and multimodal argumentation 
2  Ralf Benoelken  “Mathe für Kleine Asse” – An enrichment project at the university of Münster 
3 
Sorin Alexe Gabriela Alexe Consuela Luiza Voica Cristian Voica 
XColony educational activities enhance spatial reasoning in middle school students 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3
Saturday, June 27, 2015 15:00 – 17:00 

3.1. Mathematical giftedness, talent and promise Room A Chairman: Torsten Fritzlar 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1 
Daniela Assmus Frank Förster 
Analogicalreasoning abilities of mathematically gifted children  first results of the video study ViStAD 
2 
Paraskevi Sophocleous Demetra PittaPantazi 
Higher order thinking in mathematics 
3  Michael Kainose Mhlolo  Examining covert impediments to inclusive education for the mathematically gifted learners in South Africa 
4  Nicolae Popa  “The week of mathematics” – a project with creative approaches 
3.2. Challenges in the teaching practice Room B Chairman: LindaJensen Sheffield 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1  Jong Sool Choi  A method of teaching Mathematics in Korea Science Academy 
2 
Elcin Emre Akdogan Gönül YazganSağ 
Prospective teachers' views of creativity in school mathematics 
3  Sinan Kanbir  Ability grouping for mathematically promising students 
4  Edel Reilly  Supermath: a creative way to use gifted math students’ talents 
3.3. Teaching discourse in creative learning environments Room C Chairman: Ralf Benoelken 

Nr.  Authors  Paper title 
1 
Rina Hershkowitz Michal Tabach Shirly Azmon Chris Rasmussen Tommy Dreyfus 
Do teacher's ways of enhancing discourse in her class leave traces on her students' posttest responses? 
2 
Michal Tabach Alex Friedlander 
Algebraic symbols and creative thinking 
3  Emilia Angelova Velikova  A study on the relation between creative school environment and creative students’ personality, process and product 
4 
Zekeriya Karadag Dragana Martinovic Seyda Birni 
Mathematical creativity and the affordances of dynamic and interactive mathematics learning environments 
WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS1 Friday, June 26, 2015 12:00 – 13:00 

WS  Room  Authors  Workshop title 
1.1.  A  Linda Jensen Sheffield  Rational Creativity: Algorithms or Innovation? Teaching Operations with Fractions 
1.2.  B 
Florence Mihaela Singer Cristian Voica

Effective feedback for efficient learning: A computerbased system of assessment 
1.3.  C 
Consuela Luiza Voica Aurelia Grigorescu

Visualizing geometric concepts using a novel type of 3D puzzles 
WORKSHOPS2
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:30 – 11:30 

WS  Room  Authors  Workshop title 
2.1.  A  William Renwick Speer  Activities that Engage Gifted and Talented Students in Productive Struggles with Desirable Difficulties: A Model Encouraging Intense Discourse and Deep Reasoning 
2.2.  B  Sinan Kanbir  Use of algebraic reasoning for early identification of mathematical talent 
SYMPOSIA
Saturday, June 27, 2015 11:45 – 13:00 

SYM  Room  Authors  Symposium title 
1  A 
Bronislaw Czarnocha William Baker 
The nature of creativity 
2  B  Marianne Nolte  Fostering Mathematical Giftedness in regular classroom setting and in special programs 