Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a blog post published on July 19, 2018
Advanced learners may grasp lesson objectives quickly and easily. But no matter how well a child understands a concept, it’s important to keep challenging them — here’s why.
Why then, would we want these bright sparks to struggle and even fail at maths? Getting the answers right isn’t always a good indicator of true mastery. There are some crucial skills advanced learners miss out on by accelerating ahead of their peers.
When you’re planning lessons and thinking about differentiation strategies, it’s important to add activities that stretch your advanced learners’ conceptual knowledge.
Why do they need this stretch? Here are four important reasons.