You never can tell when you might find yourself with a student who shows a talent in learning math in your classroom. Here are some important clues to help you recognize their characteristics: - An intense curiosity about numeric information of any kind. - A quickness in learning, understanding and applying mathematical ideas. - A high ability to think and work abstractly and to see patterns and relationships - The ability to work with mathematical problems in creative ways. - The ability to transfer their mathematical knowledge to new, untaught mathematical lessons.