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Title: Pupils' estimation skills and related mathematical abilities
Authors: Siew, Kong Wai
Fong, Ho Kheong
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Siew, K. W., & Fong, H. K. (1998). Pupils' estimation skills and related mathematical abilities. The Mathematics Educator, 3(1), 50-60.
Abstract: This study examined the correlation between problem-solving ability, mental calculation ability and estimation ability of primary 5 pupils. It also attempted to determine the strategies used by high ability pupils in the estimation test. 567 pupils from 4 Singapore schools were administered a problem-solving, a mentalcalculation and an estimation test. Results from quantitative analyses showed that the scores of problem-solving, mental-calculation and estimation were significantly correlated. Males performed significantly better than females in estimation test. Interviews with the pupils indicated that the good estimators were able to develop their own strategies and deviate from rules learned in the classroom.
ISSN: 0218-9100
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