This information was produced by the staff of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) at the University of Iowa ( The resources and information listed here are for informational purposes; there is no direct or implied endorsement by the B-BC. Services provided by the B-BC include programs for academically talented K-12 and college students, professional development for teachers, the Assessment and Counseling Clinic, the Acceleration Institute (, and graduate programs and research in gifted education.

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Selected Books on Math Acceleration

  • Developing Math TalentDeveloping Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted And Advanced Learners in Math

    Susan Assouline & Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik

    Build student success in math with the only comprehensive parent and teacher guide for developing math talent among advanced learners of elementary or middle school age. The authors offer a focused look at educating gifted and talented students for success in math.
    Published by Prufrock Press.

  • The Peak in the MiddleThe Peak in the Middle: Developing Mathematically Gifted Students in the Middle Grades

    Mark Saul, Susan Assouline, & Linda Sheffield

    Good teaching is responsive to individual differences, tailoring instruction to meet the needs of individual learners. In gifted education, students need a curriculum that is differentiated (by level, complexity, breadth, and depth), developmentally appropriate, and conducted at a more rapid rate. This collection of essays from experts in the field addresses the particular needs educational institutions have in serving their gifted students. Topics include policy and philosophy; specific program models; supplemental materials and programs; knowledge and skills that teachers need in their work; international opportunities and possibilities; and equity.
    Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.