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Tackling Estimation in Math, with a Definition

To discuss the term estimation, the definition of which can sometimes be lost in a discussion, is important especially in the early years. Estimation is the process of evaluating a quantity when the situation calls for a tentative or "rough" number. Estimation is not merely "guessing." It helps to define estimation and understand that an estimate, a reasonable one, depends on mathematical understandings of both measurement and numerosity.