Special Education Doctoral Student Receives Grant to Teach Fraction Vocabulary to Students Experiencing Mathematics Difficulty

Xin Lin, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Special Education’s Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders program, has received the Candace S. Bos Innovative Grant Award from the Division of Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.

The study will pilot a fraction vocabulary intervention for third-grade students experiencing mathematics difficulty to identify the most efficacious instructional conditions and sequence for teaching fraction vocabulary. 

The project‘s long-term goal is to develop a fraction vocabulary instruction app focusing on building an initial fraction understanding of third-grade students experiencing mathematics difficulty.

The Candace S. Bos Innovative Grants support doctoral students, teachers, and other pupil services personnel who provide services to students with learning disabilities as they develop creative projects to enhance instruction, curriculum, action research, and service delivery.