FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO COMPUTATIONAL ESTIMATION ABILITY OF PRESERVICE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

ABSTRACT

This study focuses on the investigation of the factors that are related and contribute to computational estimation ability. We interviewed 69 students of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete. Moreover, these students had filled in a test. According to the analysis of the results, the factors that contribute to success at computational estimation are: a) good mathematical background and mainly good performance at exact mental computation and proportion problems, b) preference to mathematics at school, c) positive self-concept of computational estimation ability, d) positive self-concept of acquiring exact mental computation ability from the first grades of primary school, e) positive self-concept of memory ability and particularly numerical data memory ability

Authors: Georgia Chalepaki, Michael Kourkoulos
 
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research [ISSN: 1792-8494]