ERIC Number: ED161529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Academic Talent in Early Childhood: Math.
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging mathematics talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. A list of characteristics of children with mathematics talent is provided. Suggestions are offered to help the teacher present a concept-oriented mathematics program to the talented preschooler. Lists of suggested materials for a mathematics center and resource books for the library are also provided. A description of specific goal areas and classroom activities for the mathematically talented child comprises the largest section of the guide. The following goals are focused upon: awareness of geometric shapes; understanding of sets, one-to-one correspondence and number value of numerals; counting skills; understanding of the operations of addition and subtraction; understanding of patterns, fractions, and time; understanding of measuring space, volume, and weight; and understanding of money and money values. An annotated list of resources is included. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 1403.006, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.