My Math Project

Comparing Estimates

Welcome!

Hi! You are looking at smore by Eren Caliskan. The following presentation is about comparing estimates. In my project I had to choose a question addressing a specific quantity. In my case it was the population of Australia. The quantity is 23,000,000. I asked 25 people. In my project I will compare the answers that those people gave me. Take a look at the project to find out more.

The Project

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Mathematical Comparisons

Average: 31,632,000

Ron's Guess: 47 million too high (204% above amount)

Anna's Guess: 21 million too low (91% less than amount)

Hannah's Guess: 2 million too high (9% above amount)

Elissa's Guess: 77 million too high (235% above amount)

Aenne's Guess: 6 million too high (26% above amount)

Daniel's Guess: 8 million too high (35% above amount)

Sasha's Guess: 177 million too high (670% above amount)

Debbie's Guess: 7 million too high (30% above amount)

Brody's Guess: 7 million too high (30% above amount)

Luz' Guess: 1 million too low (4% below amount)

Bartol's Guess: 3 million too low (13% below amount)

Maxim's Guess: 6 million too low (26% below amount)

Megan's Guess: 7 million too high (30% above amount)

Vera's Guess: 20 million too low (87% below amount)

Branson's Guess: 17 million too low (74% below amount)

Sveta's Guess: exact (she already knew the population)

Travis' Guess: 1 million too low (4% below amount)

Woo Young's Guess: 22 million 700 thousand too low

(about 99% below amount)

Claire's Guess: 3 million too low (13% below amount)

Erik's Guess: 3 million too low (13% below amount)

Annika's Guess: 14 million too low (61% below amount)

Kendra's Guess: 18 million too low (78% below amount)

Gwen's Guess: 22 1/2 too low (98% too low)

Balint's Guess: 47 million too high (204% above amount)

Sam's Guess: 1 million too low (4% below amount)

Final Paragraph

During the survey people went way off! Most of the guesses weren't that close but there were a couple that actually were close. I think that one of them cheated because she knew the exact population. People estimated more low than high. 36% of the people surveyed guessed above the amount. 48% of the people surveyed guessed below the amount. 16% of the people surveyed guessed correctly (within 4%). I think most of the people understood it wrong when I asked them for the population of Australia and I think that they thought that I meant the population of Austria. It is not impossible for sixth graders to make such a mistake because they are still kids and are not that careful.

Thanks for looking at my project! Hope you liked it :-)

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