National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

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195- Computational Estimation's Importance in the Middle School

Friday, October 26, 2012: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Ballroom D (Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Jill A. Cochran
Megan R. Hartmann

  • Estimation presentation and jeopardy.pdf (795.8 kB)

  • Estimation is a complex but necessary process in math. Computational estimation is more than a guess or rounding, yet it does not look for an exact answer. How do you facilitate student construction of estimation concepts? What are some student misconceptions about estimation? We will share results from middle school student interviews.

    Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
    Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8

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