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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lejeune, Lauren Alissa
URN etd-07062011-133533
Title Fraction Proficiency in Gifted Middle School Students
Degree Master of Natural Sciences (M.N.S.)
Department Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Madden, James J Committee Chair
Neubrander, Frank M Committee Member
Rizzuto, Tracey E Committee Member
Keywords
  • fractions
  • fraction proficiency
  • teaching fractions
  • catch-up fraction program
Date of Defense 2011-06-24
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This thesis presents a program to develop fraction proficiency in gifted students who have skipped grades. The program was piloted with 31 gifted and advanced students in grades 6 and 7, and qualitative data on their performance is presented. Also presented here is a test

of fraction proficiency that was developed to determine the level that students achieved at the end of the pilot program. The results of this test are presented and analyzed. The net contribution of this work is to present a starting point for a set of catch-up lessons on operations with fractions and to present a starting point for an assessment for testing fraction proficiency.

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