Few parents of elementary students are thinking about high school advanced placement options. Unfortunately, class placement as early as 4th or 5th grade may have a profound impact on a child's ability to eventually take advanced placement classes in high school.

Math is not about crunching numbers; true math is about pattern recognition and logic. This does not mean that mastering basic calculations is not important. Learning math facts is like learning the alphabet.

Raising a gifted child can be hard. Ms. Rita Voit blogs on all things related to math education and the gifted including: accelerated math classes, nurturing the mind of a gifted math student, and socializing mathematical genius.