Influences to Develop Gifted Students With Math Talent: The Math Affects

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


This case study examined characteristics of gifted students with mathematical talent. Research questions consisted of, (1) What contributes to gifted students in rural Maine to successfully develop math talent? and, (2) What role can the teacher play in developing students gifted with math talent? There were two participants in this research study, each a gifted student with a high level of mathematics talent from rural Maine. The data collected in this study consisted of a repossess to questionnaires and in-person interviews. Key characteristics identified in this study were innate motivation, unconditional encouragement from parents and the mathematics of competitions is more engaging than school mathematics for gifted students.


Cohort: UMF Campus Cohort