They are all topics that our Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) students researched! Thirty-one high school students spent six weeks on the University of Iowa campus in labs in their area of interest.
The Belin-Blank Center hosted a poster session last week, but you can still view their posters online.
Dr. Susan Assouline, Associate Director, Belin-Blank Center
Almost daily we hear about the weak performance of American students in math and science when compared to their international counterparts.
Many of the national reports that convey this message have issued a “Call to Action.” In 2008, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel released its final report about math education in the US and recommended that districts ensure that all prepared students have access to algebra by Grade 8. For general education students, this is great – but for mathematically talented students, the need for challenging math comes well before Grade 8.
The Belin-Blank Center is responding to the “Call to Action” with a brand new website: IDEAL® Solutions for Math Acceleration. This website is designed to assist parents and educators of mathematically talented students in understanding the degree to which their students would benefit from additional challenge. After entering data about the student, parents and educators receive a report that provides individualized recommendations for the student. This report also offers a detailed summary of the research related to acceleration and documents the information about the student for both parents and educators.
An IDEAL® Solutions for Math Acceleration report provides a starting point in the discussion about how to meet a mathematically talented student’s academic needs. To learn more, visit www.idealsolutionsmath.com.
If you are an educator, contact us about becoming an IDEAL® Solutions for Math Acceleration School.
To learn more about STEM in gifted education, join us on Twitter this Friday, February 18th, at noon EST for #gtchat.