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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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  • 11.

    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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    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
  • 13.

    When Your Child Hates the Textbook

    We might as well admit it: by the time your kid hits middle school, textbook reading just isn't as "fun" as it used to...

    Source: Education.com
  • 14.

    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.
  • 15.

    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
  • 16.

    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
  • 17.

    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
  • 18.

    Help Your Kids Reach Their Potential

    Nobody likes a pushy parent. On the other hand, no one has more genuine interest in your child's success than you do....

    Source: Education.com
  • 19.

    Seven Ways for Young Children to Be Smart

    Early childhood professionals have always looked at the whole picture when considering children's intelligence....

    Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • 20.

    What Makes People Intelligent?

    I emphasized the importance of practice and hard work to expertise in cognitive tasks. Perhaps people who are...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.