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Techniques of Estimation: Objectives

Module by: Denny Burzynski, Wade Ellis. E-mail the authorsEdited By: Math Editors

Summary: This module contains the learning objectives for the chapter "Techniques of Estimation" from Fundamentals of Mathematics by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, jr.

After completing this chapter, you should

Estimation by Rounding ((Reference))

  • understand the reason for estimation
  • be able to estimate the result of an addition, multiplication, subtraction, or division using the rounding technique

Estimation by Clustering ((Reference))

  • understand the concept of clustering
  • be able to estimate the result of adding more than two numbers when clustering occurs using the clustering technique

Mental Arithmetic—Using the Distributive Property ((Reference))

  • understand the distributive property
  • be able to obtain the exact result of a multiplication using the distributive property

Estimation by Rounding Fractions ((Reference))

  • be able to estimate the sum of two or more fractions using the technique of rounding fractions

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