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Intelligence and Learning

What makes a person "smart?" What is it about us that enables us to learn new skills and ideas? Is intelligence something that we are born with, or something that we can develop? This section will address the many definitions of intelligence and what it means for your child.

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  • 1.

    IQ Testing: What's it All About?

    Your child breezes through books normally preferred by kids a few years older. She's a fast learner and the most common...

    Source: Education.com
  • 2.

    What Makes Kids Succeed In School?

    In just about every classroom, it's easy to pick out certain children who are clearly doing great. How does it happen?

    Source: Education.com
  • 3.

    Effects of Heredity and Environment on Intelligence

    It is often difficult to separate the relative influences of heredity and environment on human characteristics. People...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 4.

    IQ and School Achievement

    Scores on intelligence tests were originally calculated using a formula that involves division. Hence, they were called...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 5.

    Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

    Howard Gardner concedes that a general factor may very well exist in intelligence, but he questions its usefulness in...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 6.

    Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

    This is the ability to solve problems or fashion products using one's body. Highly developed bodily-kinesthetic...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 7.

    Problem-Solving Strategies: Algorithms and Heuristics

    Some problems can be successfully solved by following specific, step-by-step instructions—that is, by using an...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 8.

    Common Instruments That Measure Intelligence

    A discussion of all possible IQ tests is beyond the scope of this book, so we will focus on the three most commonly used...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 9.

    Factors That Influence Intelligence Scores

    The originators of intelligence tests believed that they were assessing general intellectual competency that predicted...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Developing Metacognition

    Metacognition is thinking about thinking, knowing "what we know" and "what we don't know." Just as an executive's job is...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)

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