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Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog

Estimation – What Good Is It?
by Donna Curry That’s a good question: what good is estimation? After all, aren’t tests are just looking for the right answer? Let’s explore this idea, but first try this quick test-like question: Were you able to immediately find the answer because you knew that 2 x 80 is 160? Or did you get out … Continue reading Estimation – What Good Is It?


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