Estimation in the primary school: Developing a key mathematical skill for life
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.
School of Education
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.