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ERIC Number: EJ1143130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
On the Four Types of Characteristics of Super Mathematically Gifted Students
Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark; Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Waisman, Ilana; Lev, Miri
High Ability Studies, v28 n1 p107-125 2017
In order to achieve the present study's goal--to understand better the phenomenon of mathematical giftedness--we performed a multidimensional examination of the mental processing in students who exhibited mathematical expertise (EM) at the secondary school level. The study included participants from the three groups: students who excelled in school mathematics but were not identified as generally gifted (NG-EM), generally gifted excelling in mathematics (G-EM) students, and students with superior performance in mathematics (S-MG). The research integrated three salient dimensions of mental processing: domain-general cognitive traits, domain-specific (mathematical) creativity, and neuro-cognitive functioning expressed in event-related potentials (ERPs) when solving mathematical problems. In the three study dimensions, we found four types of characteristics of S-MG students: accumulative, G-related, unique and unraveling. This paper defines and exemplifies the characteristics of the four types.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Grade 11; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability
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