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Developing Math Talent: A Comprehensive Guide to Math Education for Gifted Students in Elementary and Middle School (2nd ed.)

Authors: Susan G. Assouline Ph.D., Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik Ph.D.
Product Code: 96X
ISBN: 978-1-59363-496-4
Pages: 420
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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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Review by: Luis Lima, Mathematics Teacher - January 1, 2008
This guide is essential for those involved in educating mathematically gifted students and a valuable reference for all those involved in educating students of varied ability levels.
Review by: Sue Vohrer, Teaching Children Mathematics - January 1, 2007
This book would be a wonderful resource for any teacher who needs to provide differentiated instruction for gifted students or for any parent who needs to be an advocate for his or her child. Another one of the book's strengths is that it is written in a reader-friendly fashion, so busy teachers will find it more of a handbook than a textbook. For example, if a teacher is looking for an assessment for a new child, the educational assessment chapter has a summary of the many tests that may be used to identify mathematically talented youth. This book certainly has a place on the professional development shelf.
Review by: Paige Larson, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School - August 1, 2006
The book is easy to navigate. The charts and lists are comprehensive and summarize the text. Each chapter begins with a summary of key points and ends with a short conclusion that makes it easy for educators to find information . . . This book should be in the reference library of every school.
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