ERIC Number: ED281719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Providing Opportunities for the Mathematically Gifted, K-12.
House, Peggy A., Ed.; And Others
This booklet opens with an overview and description of gifted education. Considered are historical perspectives, the case for gifted education, defining and identifying gifted students, the psychology of mathematical giftedness, forces in the lives of gifted children, organizational alternatives for gifted, and program operation. In chapter 2 are guidelines for: essential components of programs for the gifted; programs at each school level; program organization; and initiating and managing the program. Chapter 3 takes a closer look at special schools, regional centers, in-school alternatives for elementary pupils, advanced curricula for secondary schools, mathematics contests, and summer, magnet, and mentor programs. Sources for the programs in the previous chapter and organizations and offices with a focus on gifted education are listed in the fourth chapter. References are provided, and the appendix contains position statements on vertical acceleration and provisions for mathematically talented and gifted students. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Guidelines, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.