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Stuff for fast finishers/gifted kids should be out of the stream --stuff that isn't what you're covering next week or next year. Look at puzzles -- especially geometrical ones. Graph theory -- Bridges of Konigsburg, three houses, three wells. Chess board problems. There are lots of good puzzlebooks out there. Logic puzzles too. Mechanical puzzles too. ...


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One option is to assign tasks with a low floor, but high ceiling. That means that almost everyone has the background to start tinkering, and accomplish something, but there is enough complexity and variation that one could keep discovering new things for a very long time. This naturally differentiates instruction. Engaging tasks of this form are hard to ...


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I taught gifted students and had many fast finishers. Here are some of things we did (most require no preparation on your part but some require resources that you may not have): I kept a supply of Think Fun puzzles. These are solitaire brain teasers that the students enjoyed. Some of my classes had access to tablets/computers and the students were allowed ...


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There are many answers already, but just speaking out my point of view. I am a college student. Usually what happens is the student who have uncleared concepts needs help but they don't reach out to professor in the class, may be because they are afraid of asking questions that seem easy to other students (as you already mentioned). In College, they don't ...


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