id: 06451990
dt: a
an: 2015d.00434
au: Karp, Alexander
ti: Mathematical problems for the gifted: the structure of problem sets.
so: Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of
the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya,
Turkey, February 6‒10, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University
(ISBN 978-975-429-315-9). 1185-1194 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Ankara: Middle East Technical University
la: EN
cc: D50 C40 U20
ut: textbooks; gifted students; problems; problem sets; schools with an
advanced course in mathematics
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ab: Summary: This paper discusses the structures of problem sets from textbooks
for the mathematically gifted and suggests ways to analyze these
structures. It is argued that seemingly purely technical details, such
as the presence and quantity of simple problems or the grouping of
problems, reflect important aspects in the understanding of gifted
education, and more broadly, of the education of all students. An
analysis of existing textbooks along the lines proposed here, it is
argued, is useful for working teachers and textbook authors. But it may
also interest a wider circle of mathematics educators, making it
possible to pose a series of questions that may lead to new research.
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