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Students multiply and divide numbers. In this estimation games lesson, students compete with each other as they multiply and divide numbers. They work with number sense and logic. Students follow predetermined rules and try to become the first one to find answers in a certain range of numbers.
Fifth graders examine estimation strategies. They use front-end estimation and rounding to estimate. Students discuss each of the strategies and how they are used. They practice estimating using front-end estimation and rounding. Students estimate the number of items in a jar.
First graders use estimation to solve math problems involving simple addition and subtraction. They solve a problem using unifix cubes, counting the number of groups and the number of cubes in each group, write the problem in an addition problem form, and check the answer.
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with surveys, and use HTML codes to estimate the number of pages on the web. It can easily be adapted to accommodate other grade levels. Part of the activity requires Internet access and knowledge of Python 2.7 or Sage.
Here are four excellent lessons which have learners of many ages investigate data on recyclable materials, and develop plans to help the environment. Each of the activities is designed for a specific age group. Not only are these excellent math lessons, they also deal with an important environmental topic: recycling and the conservation of our natural resources. Four terrific plans!
If you give teachers a few good ideas, they can really bring a story to life. Included in this resource are dozens of activities to use as your class reads books in the If You Give... series. From holding puppet shows and creating comic strips, to building kites and baking cookies, there are more than enough ideas to engage your class in the reading of these entertaining stories. Though not a complete lesson or curriculum, these ideas can be used to supplement your teaching of the literary concepts found in these books.
Measurement devices can be used to determine the height, length, or weight of all kinds of things, even plants and animals. This presentation acts as the basis for two estimation activities. Each activity requires the children to estimate the height or length of an animal and then goes over the process of checking to see if their estimates were correct. The instructions for creating a measurement chart on the wall and on the floor are included.
Students observe plant growth and the parts of a plant. In this plants biology lesson, students identify and describe the job of plant parts after listening to the story The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus. Students plant seeds and record data about their health and growth. Students listen to The Giving Tree and explain the interdependence of plants and animals.
Students calculate the standard and metric measurements of a playground. In this measurement lesson, students use GPS coordinates and graphing calculators to determine the dimensions of an area outside of the school in both standard and metric measurements. Students record the information gathered on a Data Sheet.
The animated S2 Unit will use the adventures of a Super Hero and her sidekick to teach basic science and math concepts. Educators can use comic books, Saturday Morning Cartoons and the adventures of Super Heroes to teach a nine-week science and math unit. This unit will cover Metric Measurement.
Go on a shopping trip to practice estimation, price value, and shopping skills. The class heads off to the market to purchase several items for the activity. While they are there, they discuss the cost of various foods and even compareprice to size in order to determine the best value. They return to class and play an estimation game using their purchases. Tip: Set up a class store to provide additional practice.