Estimating, approximating and algebra

Challenge reference: 3100

Notional learning hours  20
Level E2
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Skill
Learning aim

The learner will develop fundamental problem solving skills using estimation and approximation, for use in everyday situations.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to use approximation in problem solving.

  2. Be able to use estimation in problem solving.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Approximate figures to nearest 10 when counting items
    • Approximate figures to nearest 10p when working with money
    • Identify likely totals using estimation
    • Identify unrealistic totals, using estimation
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