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an: 2004a.00494
au: Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Martin, W. Gary; Kenney, Patricia Ann
ti: What students know about measurement: Perspectives from the National
Assessment of Educational Progress.
so: Clements, Douglas H. et al., Learning and teaching measurement. 2003
yearbook. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA (ISBN
0-87353-539-1). 195-207 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: G30
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ab: Measurement topics appear on commonly used standardized tests and
large-scale assessments, one of the most visible of which is the
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In the current NAEP
framework (National Assessment Governing Board 2000), measurement is
one of five content strands. This strand includes topics such as
selecting and using appropriate measurement instruments (for example,
rulers and protractors) and appropriate units of measurement in both
standard and metric systems; converting from one measurement unit to
another within the same system; and computing and comparing perimeter,
area, surface area, and volume. In this paper, we will discuss what
U.S. students know about measurement on the basis of the results of the
NAEP assessment.
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