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Analytical Study on the Creative Thinking Ability of the Mathematics and Science Gifted High School Students Author: Ming-Tong Wey(Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University)


This study was to examine the creative thinking ability between the science/mathematics gifted and average 12th grade students in Taiwan, Re-public of China. Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Abbreviated Form was administered to 1051 12th grade students which were 474 science/mathematics gifted students and 577 average students among the 12 senior high school in Taiwan at Nov. 1991. TTCT is divided into three p-arts which are Fluency, Flexibility, and Originality. Results were analyzed by T-test. It showed the gifted students were superior to the average stu-dents on all three of TTCT. Furthermore, the gifted male students got high-er scores than female gifted students on three of TTCT scores, and only the Fluency, Originality reached the 0.05 significance level. Moreover, t-here were no significant differences in any parts of TTCT scores between the male and the female average students.

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