## Characteristics of Gifted Mathematics Students

1. Solves problems, yet sometimes not able to explain procedures.

2. Performs computations easily and accurately, but resists extensive calculating

3. Hypothesizes frequently, seems to make leaps in mathematical reasoning.

4. Works a long time on challenging problems although there may be no solution (e.g., trisecting an angle)

5. Works easily with technology (e.g., calculators, computers) and/or other measuring device.

6. Is preoccupied with scales, statistics, records (e.g., the first, highest, the most in athletics, music trivia) almanacs, globes, maps.

7. Devises own languages, codes, and number systems.

8. Is sensitive to patterns in shapes, intervals of music and numerals; patterns in nature.

9. Has the ability to translate the unfamiliar abstraction into a familiar form (e.g., converting an algebraic idea into his/her own formula or a feeling into a simile or a metaphor).

10. Can translate the familiar into an abstraction.

11. Intuitively solves seemingly difficult problems (such as in mathematics) mentally.

12. Computes answers in a non-traditional manner.

13. Uses unusual techniques in problem solving.

2. Performs computations easily and accurately, but resists extensive calculating

3. Hypothesizes frequently, seems to make leaps in mathematical reasoning.

4. Works a long time on challenging problems although there may be no solution (e.g., trisecting an angle)

5. Works easily with technology (e.g., calculators, computers) and/or other measuring device.

6. Is preoccupied with scales, statistics, records (e.g., the first, highest, the most in athletics, music trivia) almanacs, globes, maps.

7. Devises own languages, codes, and number systems.

8. Is sensitive to patterns in shapes, intervals of music and numerals; patterns in nature.

9. Has the ability to translate the unfamiliar abstraction into a familiar form (e.g., converting an algebraic idea into his/her own formula or a feeling into a simile or a metaphor).

10. Can translate the familiar into an abstraction.

11. Intuitively solves seemingly difficult problems (such as in mathematics) mentally.

12. Computes answers in a non-traditional manner.

13. Uses unusual techniques in problem solving.