What you can learn in this unit

  • How to enhance students’ ability to estimate values of numerical expressions, lengths, times and areas, and use upper and lower bounds.
  • How to enable your students to see mathematics as ‘many right answers’, rather than one correct answer.
  • Some methods to engage students’ thinking processes.

The learning in this unit links to the NCFTE (2005, 2009) teaching requirements specified in Resource 1.

What this unit is about

1 Estimation is thinking about the mathematical process