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ERIC Number: EJ1096521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Estimation in the Primary School: Developing a Key Mathematical Skill for Life
Mildenhall, Paula
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v21 n1 p18-22 2016
Very recently, in the "Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)/Australian Industry Group quantitative report" (2014), concerns were raised that school mathematics is lacking real world application. This report highlighted the gaps between school mathematics and the requirements of the workplace. After interviewing industry representatives to find out what mathematical skills were needed in the workplace, estimation was identified as an essential skill. In this article, the author discusses the importance of computational estimation in "real life" contexts and how the language of precision and estimation can assist students to understand the usefulness of estimation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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