Meeting the Needs of the Mathematically Gifted Child
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gifted children -- Education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary);
Providing an appropriate instructional program for mathematically gifted children who are in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades is a daunting task. In addition to the routine tasks of identification and curriculum development, there are many other areas that must be considered and problems that must be addressed when a district attempts to meet the needs of upper elementary children who are mathematically gifted. This article will describe why the Dubuque (Iowa) Community Schools felt it was important to develop a mentor program for mathematically gifted children and how a specially developed curriculum not only challenged students, but also helped them see the wondrous and exciting side of mathematics.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Connie J. Erpelding
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©2002 Edward Zaccaro
Zaccaro, Edward, "Meeting the Needs of the Mathematically Gifted Child" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1574.