Finding stimulating and challenging maths activities for able pupils in a mainstream classroom can be demanding for the busy teacher, especially if maths is not your specialism. Based on her experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher and LEA Consultant, Anne Price explains the issues and theories surrounding the education of able pupils and links these to practical, creative examples to be used in the classroom. Useful resources include: - Photocopiable materials, - Advice on different teaching styles, - Activities and tasks for individuals, groups or the whole class GATCOs, Numeracy Consultants, Learning Support Teachers and Student and class teachers looking for new and creative ways of teaching maths activities to able students will find this book invaluable.

The Education of Gifted Students

The education of gifted students

This chapter looks at:

  • Models which can be applied to the education of the gifted
  • The acceleration enrichment debate.

The situation for gifted mathematicians may be improving but there is still a significant shift in attitude necessary, within the school environment as opposed to summer schools and other extra curricula activities, if these pupils are to be allowed to reach their full potential.

David George (1997: 65) states: ‘One of the goals of gifted education is to develop creative and imaginative thinking as well as problem solving … The learning experiences should integrate cognitive skills, affective skills, intuition and talents in a specific area.’

This section will touch lightly on some of these issues looking at both cognitive and ...

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