ERIC Number: ED083007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
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A Conference on Mathematics for Gifted Students.
Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.
The purpose of the conference was to define the role of the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG) in the preparation of programs and materials for gifted students. The background papers presented at the beginning of the conference and the recommendations made at the conference are presented in this report. Topics covered in the papers include a history of studies attempting to define gifted people, summaries of studies concerned with acceleration and enrichment for gifted students, activities for gifted students, and the problems of organizing special programs for gifted students. The conference gave the highest priority to recommending that SMSG develop supplementary materials. More specific recommendations included writing units of topics for investigation and open-ended research problems for students, developing expository booklets and possible correspondence courses for the mathematically gifted, encouraging and organizing local and regional symposia, organizing NSF summer and inservice institutes for training teachers to work with gifted students, investigating means of identifying gifted students other than by IQ scores, and extending some of the above activities downward into the elementary school. (JP)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.