Sumter County Middle School Numeracy Announces Estimation Station Winner

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Sumter County Middle School Numeracy Announces Estimation Station Winner

 

The Sumter County Middle School Numeracy Team hosted an “Estimation Station” during lunch time. Students had to estimate the number of items in the given container. They had to write their name, grade level, and estimation number on the provided slip and place the slip in the designated container. Estimation is an often overlooked mathematical skill that when explored authentically can lead to developing conceptual understanding, number sense, and the kind of flexibility and reasoning that fosters mathematical proficiency. The advantages of authentic in-school estimation experiences include students’ improvement in the skill of estimation, increased confidence, internalization of everyday mathematical expertise, and an elevated perception of the value of mathematics. Each estimation occasion that arises is an opportunity for educators to connect mathematics with the everyday lives of learners (Taylor-Cox, 2001). The announced winner of the Estimation Station was Al’aja Pearce.

Pictured: Al’aja Pearce