Interesting research and facts about gifted students
An Agenda for Action: Recommendations for School Mathematics
of the 1980s (NCTM, 1989, p. 18) says, "The student most
neglected, in terms of realizing full potential, is the gifted
student of mathematics."
Research has shown that 84% of time in heterogeneous classroom
settings is spent on whole class activities, with no attention
to differentiating activity and programs
for the gifted (Archambault, Westberg, K. L.,
Brown, Hallmark, Zhang, & Emmons, 1993).
A nonthreatening atmosphere is important for all students,
including high ability learners. Gifted students are often perfectionists,
and they may place great significance on getting the right answers
or completing tasks quickly.
Gifted students may also resist when they are asked to show their
work or explain their thinking processes. If they are accustomed
to finishing tasks quickly, some students resist what they see
as unnecessary work that slows them down.
Most gifted students enjoy reading and glean much information
from the written word. BrainTrust tutors
often deepen or expand the gifted student's opportunity to learn
about course content by suggesting supplemental readings.
Research has shown that one of the most important things for
gifted children is to be with other gifted children, the more
often the better. All BrainTrust gifted
tutors were themselves gifted students.
The gifted and talented student has unique needs and strengths
and, therefore, requires an education appropriate to his or her
needs. While there There is no single program which will meet
the needs of all gifted students, BrainTrust
In-Home Tutoring for gifted children will provide challenging,
individualized instruction for each and every student.
Contact BrainTrust In-Home Tutoring today
for more information about our programs for academically