Estimation Teacher Resources
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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.
6th - 9th Math 13 Views 80 Downloads
What's for Dinner?
Need a good lesson on estimation, and calculating monetary values? This is a lesson well-worth investigating. Separate your class into pairs in order to brainstorm the ways people use estimation in daily life. Then, each pair uses real-life menus from local restaurants to choose three meals that could be purchased for under $15.
4th Math 4 Views 7 Downloads
Fourth graders view a variety of rice products and calculate their cost. In this rice math lesson, 4th graders estimate cost and multiply to find 8 of each item. Students estimate using different amounts of rice products. Students calculate the amount of rice needed.
4th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Estimating With Fire
Watch the damage from a forest fire in this interactive simulation activity that challenges learners to estimate the burn area using different approaches. Learners are given a worksheet to track the different burn patterns and practice estimating with actual numbers, fractions, and percentages.
7th - 9th Math 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
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.
6th - 12th Math 19 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
If You Give...Series Teaching Guide
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.
K - 3rd Language Arts 160 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sizing Up Species: Measurement Activities
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.
2nd - 5th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Many Lemons Does It Take?
Young scholars discuss and explore different methods that can be used to estimate from the video. They practice estimation skills by recreating a sample problem from the video. Web sites containing other estimation activities are included
5th - 7th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Do You Measure Up?
Learners participate in a variety of technology-rich activities with the common goal of strengthening the understanding of measuring angles. They participate in a kinesthetic activity and use both hand-held and virtual protractors.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 111 Downloads
Focus Skill Mini Lessons
Deepen the number sense of young mathematicians with this series of estimating activities. Focusing on rounding decimals in order to estimate sums and difference, these three mini math lessons provide learners different contexts for developing their arithmetic skills.
3rd - 5th Math 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Laura Joffe Numeroff "If You Give..." Book Activities
Have learners choose activities to complete based on the books by Laura Joffe Numeroff. They are introduced to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the other books in this series through prereading activities. They then construct a portfolio filled with activities they have chosen and completed.
K - 2nd Language Arts 24 Views 341 Downloads
Water: From Neglect to Respect
The goal of this collection of lessons is to make middle schoolers more aware of the ways in which they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living. Learners compare water use in Lesotho to water use in the United States, and engage in writing, graphing, and estimation activities around the topic.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
A rich and well-designed lesson on estimation is here for you. The lesson utilizes a video; ITV Series: The Eddie Files 'Estimation: Going to the Dogs,' along with many websites. Several fantastic learning activities are clearly-described, and there is a very good student worksheet embedded in the plan.
3rd - 5th Math 18 Views 39 Downloads
One Hundred Things
Learners practice estimating by handling items in groups of ten. They visualize how much space 100 items, such as pennies, peas, or beans, will take up after holding 10 of them. Students measure the difference in volume between 10 and 100 of the item, and discuss regrouping.
1st - 4th Math 3 Views 30 Downloads