Differentiating the Curriculum for Elementary Gifted Mathematics Students

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  • 1 Volunteers regularly in her children's classrooms in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 2 Teaches elementary mathematics methods courses at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
  • 3 Consulting teacher for the gifted in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Blacksburg.

Description of the Mathematics Investigation Center (MIC), a tool to help elementary teachers differentiate the curriculum for their gifted mathematics students. Using the same mathematical theme that the rest of the class is studying, the activities provide depth for the gifted students by shifting from a computation level to a problem solving level.

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Michelle Wilkins is interested in the ways activities help children learn.

Jay Wilkins research interests include quantitative literacy, educational opportunities, and the teaching and learning of probability and statistics.

Tamra Oliver interests include helping teachers and parents provide appropriate rigor and challenge for gifted students.

Teaching Children Mathematics

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