Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think: Math

Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think: Math

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Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think: Math by Kenneth Smith, Susan Stonequist

Gifted students have the potential to learn material earlier and faster, to handle more complexity and abstraction, and to solve complex problems better. This potential, however, needs stimulating experiences from home and school or it will not unfold. The books in the Challenging Units for Gifted Learners series are designed to help teachers provide the stimulating curricula that will nurture this potential in school. The units presented in this series are based on research into how these students actually think differently from their peers and how they use their learning styles and potential not merely to develop intellectual expertise, but to move beyond expertise to the production of new ideas. The Math book includes units that ask students to develop a financial portfolio that includes high- and low-risk stocks, options and margins, AAA and junk bonds, mutual funds, and money markets; use math, science, engineering, technology, and art to design and build a miniature golf course; develop games based on probability; and run a real-life small business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593634971
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,334,625
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

About the Author

Kenneth J. Smith, Ph.D., works at Sunset Ridge School District 29 in Northfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago. He currently runs the district-wide enrichment program.

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