# Defining Mathematical Giftedness

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Parish, Linda. (2014). Defining Mathematical Giftedness. In J Anderson, M Cavanagh and A Prescott (Ed.).

*Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice (Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia).*Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 509 - 516

Authors | Parish, Linda |
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Abstract | This theoretical paper outlines the process of defining mathematical giftedness for a present study on how primary school teaching shapes the mindsets of children who are mathematically gifted. Mathematical giftedness is not a badge of honour or some special value attributed to a child who has achieved something exceptional. Mathematically gifted children possess unusually high natural aptitudes for understanding mathematical concepts, and subsequently differ substantively to their peers in the way they view, understand and learn mathematics. |

Year | 2014 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Web address (URL) | http://www.merga.net.au/documents/merga37_parish.pdf |

Open access | Open access |

Publisher's version | |

Page range | 509 - 516 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

Editors | J Anderson, M Cavanagh and A Prescott |

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