How can patterns help us solve problems? When is overestimating or underestimating a problem? The practical value of estimating in real-world situations has caused the skill to gain in prominence and importance as a big idea in math. What do students know about estimation? This unit will help you to start a lively class dialogue about estimation, and understanding its role in everyday life!
This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea—Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings—Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List—Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions—A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic