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Characteristics of more able children and suggestions for maths for more able children


As a parent, you may hear the terms 'more able' or 'gifted and talented'. As a rough guide, the gifted and talented generally make up 2-5% of the population. 'Gifted' usually refers to being significantly more able than their peers in traditional subjects such as maths, whereas 'talented' tends refers to showing a particular capability in subjects such as the performing arts.

maths equipmentAble children are ones who demonstrate high levels of attainment and may be capable of working a year ahead of what is expected of them in some areas of the curriculum.

The following sections have been introduced to help and support parents to understand and extend an able child.

The activities will allow children to be stretched beyond the core class work whilst keeping in line with the National Numeracy Strategy recommendations.

They are not intended to replace school work or techniques but to extend children's knowledge and skills to ensure that they remain enthusiastic and continue to enjoy mathematics.

Last updated: 7 months ago