Development of Numerical Estimation

A Review

Authored by: Robert S. Siegler , Julie L. Booth

Handbook of Mathematical Cognition

Print publication date:  December  2004
Online publication date:  August  2005

Print ISBN: 9781841694115
eBook ISBN: 9780203998045
Adobe ISBN: 9781135423667

10.4324/9780203998045.ch12

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Abstract

Estimation is an important part of mathematical cognition, one that is pervasively present in the lives of both children and adults. Consider just a few everyday examples. How long will it take you to finish your chores? What will a large pizza cost us? How many people were at the game? About how much is 75 × 31? How fast can that Lamborghini go? Estimation may be used more often in everyday life than any other quantification process.

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