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Estimating the length of a line and the size of an angle.

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  • Submitted: 24/04/2006
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AS and A Level Probability & Statistics

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This coursework is about estimating the length of a line and the size of an angle. The purpose of this is so that I could see which year group is better at estimating year 10 or year 11. The factors, which may influence people's estimations are the following, firstly age. Year 11 students are one year older than year ten students so it is likely that year 11 students will know more about estimation than year 10. Secondly skills may effect people's estimation because some people may have weak numerical skills while others may have good numerical skills. Thirdly the strategy of estimating can affect pupil's estimation because different strategies of estimating can influence different estimations. Furthermore experience can affect people's estimation because some people may already have done work on estimation and know a bit about it while others may have not. Plus education can affect people's answers because some people may have started education at an earlier age than others so they will have more knowledge than the people who started education late so it can affect people's estimations. Knowledge can cause variation in answers because some people may have more knowledge than others so they

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