Why Do So Many Smart and Gifted Kids Think They Don’t Like Math?

Deborah Ruf, PhD
5 min readFeb 2, 2023

To me, math was a problem for a long time. I wasn’t terrible, but some of my school years of math instruction, it simply didn’t work for me. I went on to teach elementary school and found math was one of my favorite subjects to teach, especially for the years I taught 6th grade. I had somehow picked up on the fact that math is simply a language, and you can say many “math things”…

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Deborah Ruf, PhD

High Intelligence Specialist & Writer, Dr. Ruf writes about highly intelligent people from birth to very old age. www.fivelevelsofgifted.com