Differentiating Mathematics for Gifted Children: A Professional Development Project for In-Service Teachers

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Deniz Özen Ünal Ahmet Bildiren
Pages: 966-980 Download Count : 200 View Count: 222 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1342291 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Gifted children should receive education that is appropriate to their potential, but the question is whether this is possible without a great deal of teacher competence. This project aims to increase the professional competence of mathematics teachers who were provided with training on the appropriate strategies for gifted students. In this study the knowledge and views of the teachers about the giftedness and the information used in gifted education is investigated. In the training process, seminars were provided regarding the teaching strategies used in gifted education, challenging mathematical tasks to be used to reveal and develop potential, and the differentiation of teaching with the help of technology. The participants of the study were 25 middle/high school in-service mathematics teachers from 17 provinces throughout the country. The teachers learned the teaching strategies for the gifted, and they provided enrichment using challenging mathematical tasks and technological tools.

Keywords

  • Mathematics
  • gifted children
  • teacher education
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