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How Many? Introduction to Estimating

Introduction to Estimating
introduction to estimating
Each morning for the past few weeks I’ve put a handful of something in a clear, plastic jar for our family to guess the amount of.
So far I’ve tried 1-20 of the following objects: bouncy balls, dominoes, pom poms, noodles, coins, buttons, and ketchup packets.
Dad has developed the role of putting ridiculous guesses down which we laugh about and B really enjoys getting to actually dump and count them.
We’ve had so much fun with this activity and at the same time it has been great for estimating, counting, more/less, beginning reading skills, and beginning writing skills!
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5 Comments

  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    JDaniel would try to make up a fun number too.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply mom4

    great idea for estmating , counting thanks

    February 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply danita

    LOVE IT!!!!!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply erin

    I am buzzing with inspiration reading your ideas, thanks for sharing!!! I like that you have a lot of activities that promote critical thinking, like this one.

    March 1, 2011 at 3:06 am
  • Reply favouriteworkofart

    So pleased I found your blog via Let’s Explore – so many great ideas! Thank you!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm
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