Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A Study of Exceptional Mathematical Ability
Contributor(s): Merrotsy, P (author)
Publication Date: 2004
Handle Link:
Abstract: This story about a remarkable student with exceptional ability in mathematics is told. The pseudonym chosen by the student is Albert. His story forms part of a broader study, which examines curriculum provisions for gifted students attending a small, rural, relatively isolated, comprehensive high school in an economically depressed area of NSW (Merrotsy, 2002)... The story of Albert is presented as a case study. It is not a case study in the traditional sense (Bassey, 1999, pp22-36). Here, the naturalistic portrayal of an individual follows a life history model, employing the narrative, in order to make a case to appeal to the reader's judgement... Albert's case study outlines his formative background and his educational experiences. It concludes with a summary of the issues that, in his opinion, are the most important for improving the curriculum for gifted students.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 13(1), p. 20-27
Publisher: Australasian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
Place of Publication: North Haven South Australia
ISSN: 1323-9686
Field of Research (FOR): 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links:;res=AEIPT;dn=138389
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 69
Views: 68
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 1, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.