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ERIC Number: EJ1001733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Investigating Measurement Knowledge
McCool, Jenni K.; Holland, Carol
Teaching Children Mathematics, v18 n9 p542-548 May 2012
As teachers work to ensure that their students meet and exceed standards set by state and national governing bodies, the need for teacher support becomes greater and greater. Teachers, who play the most important role in a student's education, are faced with a classroom full of children who understand concepts on many different levels. To gain knowledge about each student's depth of understanding, teachers must consider formative assessments that go beyond typical paper-and-pencil assessments. With this in mind, authors Jenni McCool and Carol Holland--a researcher and a veteran fifth-grade teacher, respectively--collaborated to investigate students' knowledge of measure. They worked intensively with two of Holland's students in an attempt to determine any misconceptions they held. The teacher then used this information to direct her instructional and assessment planning for all her students. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A