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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.

    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
  • 12.

    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
  • 13.

    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
  • 14.

    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
  • 15.

    Beyond Blocks: 5 Tech Toys for Toddlers

    From talking teddy bears that talk to blinking blocks, high-tech toys are all the rage—but some of these gadgets can...

    Source: Education.com
  • 16.

    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)
  • 17.

    From Baby to Big Kid: 9 Toys for Every Age

    If you've ever been stumped as to why your child's ditched his pricey new toy for the box it came in, you're not alone....

    Source: Education.com
  • 18.

    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
  • 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.

    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