International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2018)

Teaching Potentially Mathematically Gifted

Authors: Sweta Gupta

Pages: 44-48


The country might have attained Independence from foreign rule, but most students are yet to release themselves from ‘home rule’. Even apples are graded and packed in different baskets, but the “human apples”- bright, mediocre and dull- are packed in the same classroom! We have hindered the blooming of many gifted and talented who could have spread their fragrance in this world. This reference is particularly for those who gave mathematical principles as Pythagoras theorem, probability, Euclidian geometry, Archimedes principle, coordinate system etc., they have given shape to the world that we see today. Their major contributions have reasoned our survival. How were they different from the normal children? How were their hard wired brains different from others? Researchers have found that even few months old babies notice the differences in numerical quantities (Berger, Tzur& Posner, 2006). Some eight months old infants can distinguish an individual object from collection (Wang& Wynn, 2000). These babies have sophisticated grasp of quantity, what scientist called numerocity (Sausa, 2008), these being early signs of arithmetical talent. How is their processing of information different from other babies? Keeping this question in view the present paper focuses on neuroscientific findings on functioning of brain, identifying mathematically gifted and determining their curriculum to nurture them for the sake of their own happiness and for society as well