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|Curriculum Resources for teachers
and homeschoolers, ready-to-use learning units in all subjects,|
for free curriculum libraries and individual units right from the Internet,
Online High School Courses
for free, full high school and college courses,|
|Smart Toys, perennial favorites of
gifted kids, including Smart Math Games
and Smart Word Games|
|Publishers specializing in the
|Hot Topics Reading List: Puzzle Books
all sorts of puzzles,|
|Materials for Gifted Classrooms, terrific educational
|Movies, featuring gifted kids (and
adults) in a
|And for Multiplication products,
Hoagies' Kids & Teens: Multiplication
Links & Products.|
by Edward Zaccaro, of Challenge Math
"Math is often taught as all scales and no music. This book contains the
music!" I couldn't have said it better myself - tons of fun problems...
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (6 CD set for gifted grades 6 through
In a leaky lifeboat, students survive an ocean storm and become marooned
on a deserted island once inhabited by Rene Descartes. They discover his
parchment notebook, pick up a map and other gear, and begin their journey
through the island tunnels, volcanoes, underground rivers, jungles,
abandoned mines, sunken ships and many more surprises. At each step, they
solve increasingly difficult puzzles and math challenges, earn gold coins,
and make entries in their own journal. As they master each math concept,
they prepare to tackle the final quest... For more great details, read
design principles with computer game design: The development of
The 24 Game
Create the number 24 from the four numbers on a game card. You can add,
subtract, multiply and divide. Use all four numbers but use each number only
once. Available from simple addition and subtraction, right up to fractions,
decimals and algebra. Click for 24 Challenge tournament schedule.
Decks listed in order of difficulty
Doctor Walt's CAD for Kids
CADKEY (ages 8
Provides a dramatic introduction to both basic drafting and powerful
solid modeling. Create fancy cars, fascinating creatures, intricate robots,
and hundreds of other items with minimal effort...
from the Roots Up
by Joegil K. Lundquist
Interest elementary students in 100 Latin and Greek root words and their
English derivatives... book and flashcards - my kids still (middle and high
school) love the flashcards
by Conceptual Math Media
Strategic math thinking game, scrabble for mathematical expressions. Don't forget the junior tile set for
more integers, or the advanced tile set for negative numbers and exponents.
Classroom sets available, too!
by Flashmaster, Inc.
A toy, a learning tool... both. FlashMaster replaces flash cards for
+-*/ math facts. Use it with or without the adjustable timer, with or
without sounds. Missed problems can be run separately. Change the
problem format, put the "variable" in any position. This is a great tool, that's great fun, even
for twice exceptional gifted kids...
engaging math books (they're really texts, but don't tell the kids - they
look fun!), including...
by Harold R. Jacobs
Arguably the best mathematics text books available...
Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum
by Michael Clay Thompson, from Royal Fireworks
don't know how to explain Michael Clay Thompson's curriculum, except to
say... gifted students, no matter where their gifts lie, need
this curriculum. I had the honor of hearing Michael speak about his
Grammar Voyage and
The Magic Lens grammar
curricula and Practice Sentence
student workbook series... and I was enthralled. Please know, I am a
math-y and a computer geek - I do not do language arts, if I can help
it. But this curriculum made grammar interesting to me!
Word Within The Word offers middle
and secondary level, vocabulary-building curriculum that is like no other.
Sentence Island, Paragraph Town
and Essay Voyage form the elementary writing curriculum. And
there's much more... investigate all the
Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts
Curriculum. For videos of Michael Clay Thompson's presentations, and to
see why this math-geek is so excited by his curriculum, view
Michael Clay Thompson Videos. And read
Duffy reviews... Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts
Family Game of Visual Perception (or from
this great card game, or play the
version that changes daily, plus resources for teaching with SET.
Like Writers: Guiding Elementary Children Through a Writer's Workshop
by Kathryn L. Johnson & Pamela V. Westkott
Guided Writer's Workshop for elementary (and even secondary!) students. An
excellent resource for teachers, homeschoolers, and students
Zome Geometry Hands-on
learning with Zome Models
Great new book to accompany Zome System
Smart Toys), particularly for the advanced Zome
user, studying Geometry and beyond!
on Essential Life Skills by Otto Schmidt
iTeacher's resource for enrichment units in self-awareness, research,
creativity, spirituality, higher-level thinking, communication and
Montessori and Educational Materials
A (less-expensive) source for all those great Montessori materials, at
many educational levels...
Charts, plus human models and skeletons galore!
Great science supplies, with good prices
Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics by Sandor Lehoczky and
Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2: and Beyond by Sandor Lehoczky and
A problem-solving tutorial that can be used to prepare for mathematics
competitions. Written at the high school level...
Big: Bridges/Domes/Skyscrapers/Dams/Tunnels with David Macauley
Captivating storyteller David Macaulay goes to extremes with five
really big adventures that explore the greatest manmade wonders of the
world. The series introduces the courageous creators and builders and
reveals the deadly disasters and personal triumphs behind these
breathtaking structures. Learn even more with the companion book
Building Big by David Macauley
Calculus by and for Young People (Ages 7, Yes 7 and Up) by Donald Cohen
A description of how young people, Don and some mathematicians, solved problems which involve infinite series, infinite sequences, functions, graphs, algebra, +, - important mathematical ideas. Also available,
Calculus by and for Young People Worksheets (some say all you need)...
Science (and some math) supply company, with products in a reasonable
Cashflow 101 by
Rich Dad (sometimes available from
Give your child a financial head start by raising their financial I.Q. This
game teaches your family the key principles of how to get out of the rat
race & how to create wealth. From the authors of
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the
Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
WK-3000 Professional Series 76 Key Digital Recording Studio Styled Keyboard
Gifted kids love Casio keyboards, with their professional style, full-size
keys, extended octaves, plus additional capabilities... MIDI, SmartMedia
memory, preset rhythms and voices plus user programmable options. A
great (less expensive) alternative to a "real" piano, or addition for those
high-tech kids who want more (Bach's harpsichord pieces sound so much better
when the instrument actually sounds like a harpsichord!). You might need
Casio Deluxe Keyboard Stand, great for the littlest pianist right through
Championship Chess More than
just a game...
All the tools you'll need to introduce chess to beginners or guide
the experienced player to more competitive play. Workbooks (or classroom
copies, with reproducibles) with coordinated video tapes, and even a CD for
the really little ones
Not your average coloring books, but so much more!
Core Knowledge Foundation
founded by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Core knowledge sequence for schools, also editor of "What Your Xth
Grader Should Know" (K-6)
Hidden Scales & Shells,
Forest & Grasslands,
Desert & Savannah,
Ocean & Wetlands,
Rainforest & Tropical|
TesseLights with translucent vellum pages|
Patterns in Molecular, Optical, Linear, Illusions, Botanical, and Circular, inspired by modern design
|And a great set of
24 Fineline Markers,
or free with purchase of 4 coloring books!|
|Plus Silk Scarf Painting Kit|
Cuisenaire® Rods Math manipulative,
Cuisenaire rods help children explore whole numbers, fractions,
measurement, ratio, area, perimeter, symmetry, congruence, three-dimensional
geometry, patterns, and functions
Discovery Channel Store
Real-world entertainment on video and DVD, globes, telescopes, and
great toys and educational products for kids from birth to ... us!
Educational science toys and science kits for kids,
Smithsonian Science Kits, and lots more...
Erase Boards The Markerboard People
Kids love to work on these, at school or at home. Pick blank,
lined, states, countries, keyboard or grand staff, skeletal or
circulatory system, periodic table, Venn diagram, fraction circle, and
lots of different scale grids, even polar coordinates!
The Easy Way
by Douglas Downing (check the author - his are the best!)
Highly recommended math texts, in the form of a fantasy novels, with the
story's characters solving problems by using Algebra, Trigonometry,
or Calculus. Downing's books are often used as fun reading by our math-gifted youngsters as
young as 6, 8, or 10 years old
Help a young mind focus on science, with more than 5,500 hard-to-find
Creative board game teaches about the elements that make up our universe,
introduces the elements in an interesting way that makes learning fun!
(Warning, VERY long game, short form takes an hour...)
Explorer Globe by Leapfrog, also available as Odyssey III Interactive
Packed with hundreds of facts, trivia, and useful scholastic information
about every aspect of the geographical world. It electronically verbalizes
everything from area population, capitol city/country, state/province, large
bodies of water, currencies, high points, distance, and more...
Universe 2010 Wall Calendar
Digital images of the intriguing and beautiful world of fractals, where art
and science blend to create a myriad of colors, forms, and patterns
Boxed set comes with the Geometer's Sketchpad software, plus a book of 101
project ideas, a learning guide, and quick reference guides for both Mac and
Windows. This software is an exploration software for mathematics, allowing
students to create and manipulate precise figures while learning about
A kinesthetic teaching system introduces algebra to students in grades 3
Handwriting Without Tears
Easy handwriting methods for printing, cursive, for use by parents or
Write and publish your own, illustrated book...
iQuest by LeapFrog
iQuest is the hip handheld that prepares students for tests in math,
science, and social studies with study questions based on their textbooks.
Small enough to fit in the front of a backpack, the iQuest also keeps students
organized with a scheduler, address book, dictionary, and calculator
Workbooks Key Curriculum series
Includes Key to Algebra, Key to Geometry, and more
A Roll by What's Up
Cool, fun, make-your-own kite kits... tons of teaching potential, and a
great, reasonably priced group activity, too!
for Children Classical Academic Press
Latin stories integrated with Veritas History curricula, clear
explanations of grammar, 240 high-frequency Latin words in each text,
workbook format with tests, games and puzzles. Primers, History
Readers, and Activity Book available...
in the Morning A World of Music
Student instruments, books, music, kits, and lots more musical fun...
The Learning Company The Joy of
Lifelong Learning Every Day
...brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on
DVD, audio CD, and other formats
British host James Burke leads us through a "web" of seemingly unrelated
people and events have hooked up over time, spurring the social and
technological changes that have shaped the modern world...
How do you go from the majestic beauty of Iceland's geysers to
the destruction of the Allied Firebombing of Hamburg in World War II? You stop
by Stonehenge, chat with the mystical Caballists, talk to Martin Luther,
Ozeander, Tycho Brahe and Mary Queen of Scots, before heading to the magnetic
North Pole. It's all a matter of connections... (this is 1 of 10 episodes
Logiblocs by Action Products
Various self contained electronics blocks, construct a door alarm,
pressure switch, light alarm, moisture detector, more. A great way to begin
learning electronics, including
Dreamings (round) and
More than 2000 (or 4000 in the combined Design Set) colorful magnets, to create mosaic drawings
Room Alarm Lab,
Spy Tech Lab
Art Fun Creative combinations of math, art & fun!
Tessellations, Polyhedra, Fractals, M.C. Escher, Tangrams & dissections, Kaleidoscopes
& symmetry, Paper folding and more... Buy your Tessellations products here, or
visit the Gallery of mathematical arts!
Mathematics Calendar 2010 by Theoni
A problem a day, all year long! Plus facts, curiosities, and
Skills Made Fun by Cindi Mitchell
Combines math skills with coloring worksheets, popular with some young gifted
kids. Color by prime number, fraction, etc...
Award-winning creator and distributor of brainy toys, games and activities
for kids of all ages
Materials Award winning primary math workbooks
Award winning primary math workbooks
Hands on manipulatives that facilitate the learning of complex
mathematical tasks, while being both fun and challenging. Great for
the visual learner!
Jam-packed with a variety of science kits and art kits, anything from art
history games, papermaking kits, astronomy project kits and robotics, and
lots more - check out both the Art and Science catalogs...
Just Schoolwork by Amy Burke & Nathan Levy
Activities for critical thinking, written expression, and creativity.
Also good for kids with expressive speech delays, includes lists of things to
consider when researching and writing; can be used orally or in writing...
Geometry from a discovery-based approach. Great by itself, or as a
supplement to traditional basic geometry. The "patty papers" are those
waxed squares used to separate hamburgers before they're cooked...
Patty Paper Student Workbook and for Patty Paper, visit
Key Curriculum Press
Innovative education for technology and science classrooms, with
challenging, hands-on products and activities
Pitsco LEGO Dacta
for great educational opportunities with LEGO, robots, simple machines and
Polydron (ages 4+ and 7+ through middle school)
Polydron is the original and still superior manipulative, recognised in
many countries as the world's leading resource for teaching Maths 2 and 3
dimensional geometry, design and technology. This is a major aid in
developing spatial awareness.
Classroom Pack available from Amazon; other sets available directly from
High school science lab kits for home schools and small schools...
Great homeschool resource center, good prices, regular sales, free
shipping on large orders...
Introduces young students to college level subjects. Pre-level for
grades K-3, Level I for grades 4-5, Level II for grades 5-9 ...
Roots and More
Roots by Eternal Hearts
There are 4 different card games in one deck. Each game (or level)
is designed to be fun and stress-free for children and adults alike!
Science kits, magnets, culture media, and more...
Scrambled States of America (ages 8 and up)
The 50 United States of America have traded places so they could see
another part of the country. Now they need your help to find their way home!
This exciting card game is a great way to enrich basic knowledge of U.S.
Geography. Players will learn everything from state capitals and nicknames,
to the shape and location of each state...
All those great products related to PBS programming... Arts, Health,
History, Nature, News, Science & Math, Travel, and of course, PBS Kids!
Plus an Outlet Shop...
Singapore Math inexpensive,
non-repetitive, grade level math program
Paperback color texts and b&w workbooks work well for many gifted
children, focus on mental math and truly understanding... and the prices can't be beat!
Use the Singapore Math
Placement Test to see
which level to start at...
The Literacy Arcade Game all ages ‘Speare is ingenious, original, and
fun game that also teaches literacy skills. Successfully tested with a wide
range of ages, it has been shown to entertain as much as it educates. It is the
first educational SmartGame© designed with a full complement of associated
learning tools for students and teachers... Demo version available as free
Science Science multimedia for growing
Why are there seasons? Why doesnt gravity make Earth fall into the Sun?
How do plants use sunlight to make their own food? At home or in the
classroom, Squibs appeals to childrens natural curiosity about their world.
Between science levels of Bill Nye
(below) and Standard Deviants (above)
These great DVDs are also available in many public libraries...
Deviants, also PBS' Standard Deviants TV
Educational DVDs (or videos) on high school and college level courses.
These great DVDs are also available in many public libraries...
StartWrite easy-to-use, fun and
StartWrite prints letters, numbers, sentences or whatever you type, on or
off the triple guide lines, printed on plain paper
Squibs Disc 1 - Inside: Cells, DNA, & Adaption |
Squibs Disc 2 - In Space: Earth, Moon, Sun, & Beyond|
Squibs Disc 3 - In Force: Gravity, Friction, & Work|
Squibs Disc 4 - In the Environment: Organisms &
Squibs Disc 5 - In Matter: Atoms, Elements, &
Squibs Disc 6 - In the Clouds: Air, Weather, & Water|
Squibs Disc 7 - In Motion: Light, Heat, & Energy|
Squibs Disc 8 - In the Body: Organs, Health, &
Squibs Disc 9 - In the Ground: Geology, Tectonics,
Art history through stamps, in Mexican, Egyptian, African or Kells art,
with detailed information on history and meaning...
Me More - Global Leader in Language Learning Software
Intelligent Language software version evaluates your progress as you
learn, and uses your results to suggest
the activities and exercises best suited to your needs! Choose dynamic
mode, guided mode, or free-to-roam, to suit your learning style...
& Kosmos science kits
Real chemistry experiment kits, and more. Other Thames & Kosmos kits
Brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD,
audio CD, and other formats...
Critical thinking is the examination and test of propositions of any kind
which are offered for acceptance, in order to find out whether they
correspond to reality or not. The critical faculty is a product of education
and training. It is a mental habit and power. It is a prime condition of
human welfare that men and women should be trained in it. It is our only
guarantee against delusion, deception, superstition, and misapprehension of
ourselves and our earthly circumstances...
Tables the Fun Way! and
Addition the Fun Way!
by City Creek Press
A fun pictorial method of learning the multiplication
facts, and addition facts...
of the Earth Club (Scholastic)
Subscription based rock club - start with a deck of cards about different
rocks, several rock samples, and a case, and receive new cards and samples
Videotext Algebra I/II
Complete, easy-to-understand Algebra course on videocassette, with
Geometry and Calculus coming soon
William & Mary's
Center for Gifted Education Curriculum Units
Science, Language Arts, and more curriculum units for gifted students, including
"Acid, Acid Everywhere" and "Electricity City."
Literature Web and
Resource Guide to Mathematics Curriculum for High Ability Learners in Grades
K-8 (requires Adobe Reader)
purchase individual units published through
3000 by Kenneth Hodkinson and Sandra Adams
Learn 300 new vocabulary words in each book through interesting and
enjoyable exercises; grades 2-12. Republished in 2007, book number now
matches grade. Many titles available from Amazon...
Grade K Student Book,
Grade 1 Student Book,
Grade 2 Student Book
Grade 3 Student Book,
Grade 4 Student Book,
Grade 5 Student Book
Grade 6 Student Book,
Grade 7 Student Book,
Grade 8 Student Book
Grade 9 Student Book,
Grade 10 Student Book,
Grade 11 Student Book,
Grade 12 Student Book
Roots: Learning the Building Blocks of Spelling and Vocabulary (or from
Level A and
Word Roots Level B) by Cher Blanchard, from The
Critical Thinking Company
Recognize prefixes, roots, and suffixes that reveal a word's meaning...
Been Sentenced! (3-10 players, ages 8+)
Turns making sentences into a very funny,
playable, and challenging game. Using a unique word deck of pentagon
shaped cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names from
throughout history, familiar places, and wild cards, players have to
make grammatically correct and justifiable sentences. The real fun
begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain
what they mean to the rest of players...
'n Proof learning games and puzzles
focus on developing fundamental reasoning skills and higher-order
problem-solving abilities in logic, mathematics, social studies, scientific
reasoning and experiment, and the logical structure of English language...
September 28, 2011