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I remember in school having to memorize sections of the periodic table. I remember thinking how boring it was. I also remember that I would memorize what I needed to know for the test, but would forget most of it, if not all of it, after the test was over.
As you know Young Man has one of those minds that loves to absorb facts. He digests information like most women digest chocolate, with much passion. Over the years I’ve watched as he applies his mind to study of various things and been amazed because he will recall those bits of information years later at seemingly random times. That’s how I know he’s fully applied his mind to learning and not simply memorize for a temporal purpose.
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The periodic table is designed to be a concise way of disseminating information in a very organized way. For my son, he’s taken to it like a duck takes to water. Still, it takes time to learn anything, especially something that has so much information contained in it. He being fascinated by it has made it easier, to be sure, but I still have to present the information to him in a way that isn’t mundane and boring.
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When you have a math minded child it’s incredible how fast they absorb numerical information. Their minds are moving so rapidly that they may struggle to relax. I often think that my son would lay in bed calculating physics or composing music all night if we didn’t intervene. He just wants and needs more, and if you have a math minded child yours does as well.
But, how do you continuously provide them with more math challenges without overwhelming them? That’s the question isn’t it? How much is too much?
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Here’s the thing. Children who are gifted have a hunger for more information like you or I have a hunger for food. Just as keeping food from the child’s hunger would be wrong, keeping learning food from their mind also is a disservice to the child.
They’ll know when they’ve been given something too complicated. And, you’ll most likely see that expressed in one of two ways. The first is through major self-frustration, the other is through a shutting down that may exhibit itself as boredom.
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