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The Impact of Challenging Geometry and Measurement Units on the Achievement of Grade 2 Students

M. Katherine Gavin, Tutita M. Casa, Jill L. Adelson, and Janine M. Firmender 

May 2013, Volume 44, Issue 3, Page 478

The primary goal of Project M2 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.

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