Math Resources for Gifted Elementary Classrooms
Math Resources for Gifted Elementary Classrooms
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Andilynn Feddeler

Mathematically gifted students in elementary school need additional lessons and activities to challenge and extend their learning in a way that is still engaging, creative, and evidence-based. These books offer students opportunities to advance their mathematical thinking through high-level curriculum and explorations of math concepts.

  • The Math Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides gifted and advanced learners with challenging activities to extend their mathematical thinking in the following units: number and operations in Base Ten, operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Each grade level has optional student workbooks, available in sets of 5, that can be bought individually or in a complete set. 

  • The 10 Performance-Based STEM Projects series provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st-century skills while learning about science, technology, engineering, and math. Projects are aligned to national standards and feature crosscurricular connections, allowing students to explore and be creative as well as gain an enduring understanding. 

  • Stress-Free Math (coming soon) is perfect for both kids and their parents looking for help with math homework and the tools to ace the class! The book gives students in grades 4–9 more than 400 definitions, full-color illustrations, and examples in subjects like measurement, algebra, geometry, fractions and decimals, statistics and probability, and problem solving.

  • The Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math series helps teachers differentiate instruction for their high-ability learners with easy-to-use menus and exciting tools to challenge and reach gifted and advanced students in the classroom. Each book includes an updated, student-friendly rubric that can assess different types of products, free choice proposal forms to encourage independent study, and new and favorite challenging menus to meet the needs of these diverse higher level learners.