Thursday, April 19, 2012

Estimation Station

Set up an estimation station in your classroom! Kids estimate how many stripes are on wrapping paper. How long is that rubber fish? What does that wood block weigh? How many polka dots are on that piece of fabric? Guess how many pieces of candy are piled in a jar? What's the circumference of a b-ball? 

Each week put out new items for kids to estimate. During the estimation week, encourage kids to make a guess on each of the items. Have them write their guess on a piece of paper with their name and put it in a container near the item. You will need a ballot box for each item. At the end of the week reveal the true answer. Who came the closest?

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