Identifier

etd-07062011-133533

Degree

Master of Natural Sciences (MNS)

Department

Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)

Document Type

Thesis

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.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Madden, James J

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