Title

Estimation in the primary school: Developing a key mathematical skill for life

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.

School

School of Education

RAS ID

21044

Comments

Originally published as: Mildenhall, P. (2016). Estimation in the primary school: Developing a key mathematical skill for life. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 21(1), 18. Available here.

Abstract

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.