Uneven Development

When a six-year-old math whiz can solve algebraic equations but doesn’t know the multiplication table, there’s a good reason for this. Numbers exert a powerful pull on a born mathematician and he or she will probably be unable to focus on the times table when more complex work is calling.

Years may pass before this young genius becomes impatient with the handicap of not knowing “six times eight.” When this day arrives, motivation to solve the problem will follow, and an alert parent or teacher can then take advantage of the opportunity.

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About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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