The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #7/2008

Mathematical precociousness

Bharath Sriraman
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Montana


This chapter describes mathematical precociousness from historical and contemporary viewpoints taking into consideration psychometric methods, history of mathematics and extant models of talent development.

Keywords: Eminence; Genius; Mathematical giftedness; Prodigies; Study for Mathematically Precocious Youth; Very young gifted

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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Preprint of chapter to appear in B. Kerr (Ed). Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity and Talent. Sage Publications.