Scaffold students' understanding of estimation and build number sense. Students use the container with 10 and 100 to compare the "mystery number" container in the middle. Numbers Sense, Estim Understands, Estim Activities, Estim Jars, Math Ideas, Mystery Numbers, Scaffold Estim, Jelly Beans, Positive Learning
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For 4th grade, I can see this as a weight estimation station. Pounds, Kilograms, Ounces...oh my! I can even ask the kids to bring something in!
Free! Free! Free! Estimation is such an important mathematical skill. Repeated exposure to estimation activities leads to much stronger number sense. I love this estimation activity during the winter season. I use baby carrots for the “Snowmen Noses” in this lesson. I use the Snowmen Noses Label to cover the bag of baby carrots. They love this activity so much that I often do it a couple of times with different sized jars.
FREE Rounding Numbers and Estimating Sums - 1 page. Subject: Elementary Math. This lesson requires students to round 2 - 5 digit numbers to the nearest Tens, Hundreds and Thousands Place. Students are also asked to estimate the sum or 3 - 4 digit numbers. Finally, there are 4 word problems for rounding to the nearest tens place.