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ERIC Number: EJ765261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Measurement in the Middle Grades: Insights from NAEP and TIMSS
Thompson, Tony D.; Preston, Ronald V.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v9 n9 p514-519 May 2004
This article summarizes results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) that show measurement education to be a major weakness in the United States, particularly for minority students. The middle school measurement topics assessed by NAEP and TIMSS include identifying attributes, selecting appropriate units and tools, applying measurement concepts, communicating measurement-related ideas, and solving problems involving proportional thinking (such as scale drawing or map reading) and applications that involve the use of complex measurement formulas. Strategies on how to improve measurement education in the middle grades are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States