I’ve worked with gifted students who, for various reasons, were stuck in a math class that was way below their ability level. I would try to provide enrichment opportunities, intriguing logic games and math problems and such, however, that’s still a poor substitute for a learning curriculum that meets their educational needs as a gifted child. Sadly, the drop out rate for “educationally deprived” gifted students is extremely high.
Research shows that 25% of gifted people are underachievers, and they quit trying because nothing they do leads to any measurable success or satisfaction. (davidsongifted.org)