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ERIC Number: EJ799112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
The Problem-Solving Methods of Mathematically Gifted and Older Average-Attaining Students
Threlfall, John; Hargreaves, Melanie
High Ability Studies, v19 n1 p83-98 Jun 2008
This paper examines some of the ways gifted students are said to be different from non-gifted students by comparing the responses of 475, 9-year-old "gifted" students with those of 230 average-attaining 13-year-old students on the same mathematical problem-solving questions. The questions were specifically written for mathematically gifted 9 year olds as part of the World Class Tests project. The performance and approaches used by students in the two samples were found to be very similar, as was the frequency of different responses to the questions, suggesting that many of the mathematically "gifted" are not qualitatively different in their problem-solving approaches from students of average ability, but are merely precocious. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom