ERIC Number: EJ1017790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
The Impact of Challenging Geometry and Measurement Units on the Achievement of Grade 2 Students
Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Firmender, Janine M.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v44 n3 p478-509 May 2013
The primary goal of Project M[superscript 2] was to develop and field-test challenging geometry and measurement units for all K-2 students. This article reports on the achievement results for students in Grade 2 at 12 urban and suburban sites in 4 states using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics concepts subtest and an open-response assessment. The experimental group exhibited a deeper understanding of geometry and measurement concepts as measured by the open-response assessment while still performing as well on a traditional measure covering all mathematics content.
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Concepts, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Units of Study, Individualized Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, Intervention, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Outcome Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Kentucky; South Carolina; Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study