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Identifying and Cultivating Extraordinary Mathematical Talent


by Titu Andreescu, Joseph A. Gallian & Janet E. Mertz November 26, 2008

We discuss here some specific programs through which extraordinary mathematical talent is typically identified and nurtured. Initial identification usually occurs through participation in school-sponsored talent searches, math competitions, and enrichment programs. This talent is subsequently nurtured through participation in additional higher-level math competitions, college-level courses, math camps, Math Circles, problem solving websites, and undergraduate research programs.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 26, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15454, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 12:32:42 PM

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About the Author
  • Titu Andreescu
    University of Texas, Dallas
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    TITU ANDREESCU is a professor in the Department of Science/Mathematics Education at the University of Texas, Dallas.
  • Joseph Gallian
    University of Minnesota, Duluth
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    JOSEPH GALLIAN is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
  • Janet Mertz
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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    JANET MERTZ works at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
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