Mathematical Creativity and Teaching Competence of Pre-Service Teachers

AUTHORS

Danilo M. Parreño, Emellie G. Palomo

ABSTRACT

This study determined the level of mathematical creativity of pre-service
teachers as a whole and in terms of fluency, flexibility, and originality in
their generation of ideas. It also looked into their teaching competence in
terms of personal and social qualities, language proficiency and instructional
competencies. On the inferential aspect, it ascertained the predictive ability
of mathematical creativity and their teaching competence in terms of personal
and social qualities, language proficiency, and instructional competencies.
Major findings revealed that the mathematical creativity of the participants was
average as an entire group and in terms of fluency, flexibility, and originality.
The teaching competence was found to be high in terms of personal and social
qualities, language proficiency, and instructional competencies. There was no
significant relationship between mathematical creativity and its components
and between mathematical creativity and problem-solving performance of
the participants. The mathematical creativity of the participants as a whole
and in terms of fluency, flexibility, and originality were not predictors of
their teaching competence in terms of personal and social qualities, language
proficiency, and instructional competencies.