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ERIC Number: EJ919685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Nurturing Young Mathematicians: Challenges and Concerns
Sharma, Jyoti
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n2 p99-106 Dec 2010
There is clear research-based evidence suggesting the mathematical gifts of children are not appropriately nurtured. Practices associated with the standard core curriculum renders them frustrated and bored. This paper represents an attempt to echo the voices of these children in order for their needs to be more properly met. It is based on a research study done on mathematically gifted pupils studying in grade IX and X in schools of Delhi, India. It focuses on a number of case studies of mathematically gifted children to identify their learning needs and the teachers' understanding of those needs. Research analysis helped to develop a need-based profile which, after careful and detailed analysis, led to the Need Based Curriculum Model. The NBCM can be implemented in the regular classes without much alteration. A brief scheme of content organisation is presented as an example. (Contains 4 figures.)
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Western Kentucky University, Gary A. Ransdell Hall, 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11030. Tel: 270-745-4123; Fax: 270-745-6279; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; India; Kentucky; Massachusetts