Developing Math Talent, 2nd ed., 2E / Edition 2

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Build student success in math with the only comprehensive guide for developing math talent among advanced learners. The authors, nationally recognized math education experts, offer a focused look at educating gifted and talented students for success in math. More than just a guidebook for educators, this book offers a comprehensive approach to mathematics education for gifted students of elementary or middle school age. The authors provide concrete suggestions for identifying mathematically talented students, tools for instructional planning, and specific programming approaches. "Developing Math Talent" features topics such as: strategies for identifying mathematically gifted learners, strategies for advocating for gifted children with math talent, how to design a systematic math education program for gifted students, specific curricula and materials that support success, and teaching strategies and approaches that encourage and challenge gifted learners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593634964
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 468,460
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Assouline, Ph.D., has an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Iowa and is the Associate Director and Clinical Supervisor at the University's Belin-Blank Center. She serves as the center's primary consultant regarding whole-grade acceleration, mathematically talented students, and students who are gifted and also have an exceptionality that may interfere with the manifestation of their gift.

Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES). She earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She also was an assistant professor and director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at the University of North Texas.

In 1992, she founded the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) at Carnegie Mellon University, where she continues to conduct research and develop programs on behalf of academically talented youth. She conducts the annual Elementary Student Talent Search throughout Pennsylvania and oversees the C-MITES summer programs and Weekend Workshops for academically talented students in ninth grade and younger. Her research interests include identifying mathematically talented students younger than age 12 and studying their characteristics and academic needs. She has published many articles on gifted education in scholarly journals. Together with Susan Assouline, she wrote Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students and Developing Math Talent. She also is a coauthor of the Iowa Acceleration Scale with Susan Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Jonathan Lipscomb, and Leslie Forstadt.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

List of Figures ix

Foreword Linda Brody xiii

Foreword Julian C. Stanley xvii

Introduction xix

Acknowledgements xxix

Chapter 1 Excuses for Not Developing Mathematical Talent 1

Chapter 2 Advocacy 19

Chapter 3 Using Academic Assessment to Make Informed Decisions About Mathematically Talented Students 61

Chapter 4 The Diagnostic Testing→Prescriptive Instruction Model 103

Chapter 5 Talent Searches 137

Chapter 6 Programming 167

Chapter 7 Curricula and Materials 219

Chapter 8 Teaching Mathematically Talented Students 255

Chapter 9 Case Studies 281

Resources 331

Glossary 355

References 365

About the Authors 385

Index 387

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