Estimation and its importance in egineering education
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
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Ability to perform estimation is an asset, for example, when dealing with problems with limited or unavailable data. Engineering students, in general, are inadequately prepared to perform rough estimation. A possible reason for this short coming is that engineering curricula place too much emphasis on detailed analysis and not enough attention is given to developing estimation skill. This paper provides a list of activities, appropriate at lower division courses, to engage students in estimation exercises and to lunch them on a path to develop this skill.
Estimation and its importance in egineering education.
Paper presented at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings in Portland, OR.