Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Giftedness in Mathematics

Giftedness in mathematics


It is not helpful to attempt to define precisely the concept of giftedness in mathematics. A pragmatic approach (Haylock, 2004: 151) is to use ‘gifted in mathematics’ to describe the pupil who turns up from time to time in a primary school year group, for whom an intelligent and ...

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