Mathematical talent is a resource much in demand in our increasingly technological world. In many ways, however, it is elusive—hard to define in a single sentence. Because it is inextricably connected to human beings, it is as complicated as the human experience itself. In this entry, the definition of mathematical talent is discussed, and then links from this definition to the identification process and programming for talented math students are explored.

An introduction to the definition of mathematical talent is probably best done by stating what it is not. It is not a single construct nor is this talent the same for every student. Thus, it follows that it cannot be measured by a single instrument. Rather, mathematical talent is multidimensional, just as the discipline of ...

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