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Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math

reviewed by Karen Droga Campe - February 08, 2006

coverTitle: Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math
Author(s): Susan Assouline and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik
Publisher: Prufrock Press, Austin
ISBN: 1593631596 , Pages: 387, Year: 2005
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Developing Math Talent by Susan Assouline and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik is a comprehensive guide for educating gifted math students.  It serves as a complete road map for parents and as an informative manual for school personnel both on how to provide stimulating programs and why they are important.  In a field that is dominated by general advice on gifted education, this book provides a source of information specific to mathematical talent; and it is an important voice in the current dialogue on how to foster educational excellence.  The authors are both directors of university-based centers for gifted and talented students, both of whom began working in the field at Johns Hopkins University in the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth in 1988.  They combine their many years of clinical expertise with students, parents, and educators with a substantial research base on gifted education to create a thorough, practical, and well-grounded handbook for... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 08, 2006
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  • Karen Campe
    Yale University
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    KAREN DROGA CAMPE is an Instructor in the Teacher Preparation Program at Yale University, where she teaches the Methods of Teaching Mathematics course. She was a high school mathematics teacher from 1988 until 2002, and she continues to mentor beginning teachers. In addition, Ms. Campe is a specialist in calculator and computer technology for mathematics classrooms and is a Teachers Teaching With Technology nationally certified instructor. She provides technology training to teachers and schools throughout New England, and presents workshops regularly at national and regional conferences. She co-authored the activity book Exploring Mathematics With the Cabri Jr. Application, and she has been a writing team member on several projects to create materials for teachers to use with technology in their classrooms.
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