Title:
The
Perfect Puzzle 

Rationale 

Students at the 5th – 8th grade level are scoring
at very low levels in the area of measurement. Measurement is one of the
five standards of mathematics education identified by the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics. The results of the NWEA MAP report indicated
that 6th and 7th grade scores in measurement were very low. In 8th grade
the ND State Assessment showed that scores in the following two areas
of measurement were very low: using formulas involving measurement and
selecting the appropriate units to estimate measure. Scores on the ND
State Assessment for using formulas in measurement were as follows: State
54%; Simle Middle School 52%; and Bismarck Public Schools 53%. The 8th
grade scores on the ND State Assessment for selecting the appropriate
units to estimate measure were 59% in all areas. 

Rationale Overview Standards
Objectives Assessment
Activities
