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#### Expert Estimators

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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#### Book Title: Great Estimations

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Explore estimation with your math class. They will estimate how many Cheerios are in a box. Then count and group 50 Cheerios on a twist tie and attach groups to represent hundreds. They then discuss and practice skip counting and revise...
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#### Explorations in Estimation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Experimenting with two different techniques, oung mathematicians estimate how many little things fit into a bigger thing. They watch and discuss a short video, conduct the two estimates, one by weight and one by volume, and record the...
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#### This is Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Being able to estimate, understanding place value and fractions, and solving word problems are all important skills in math. This PowerPoint is a Jeopardy-style game where young mathematicians utilize all of these skills in order to win...
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#### Guess-timating Fun

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners estimate the number of items in a jar and write their estimate boldly on a piece of paper. They line up holding their numbers. Then, they calculate the median, mean, mode and average of the guesses.
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#### Estimation Number Lines

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a good two-page worksheet in which learners are given 30 number lines. The number on the left is always zero, but the number at the far right is different each time. There is an arrow placed pointing down at each number line, and...
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#### Picture Graphs

For Students K - 1st Standards
An innovative way to practice reading data, as well as the four operations! Three picture graphs prompt first graders to count marbles, books, and pets. They also solve addition and subtraction problems. Additionally, they work on...
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#### Estimating Sums and Differences

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Work on rounding, estimating, adding, and subtracting with a helpful math worksheet! Fifth graders study different sets of addition and subtraction problems, and after rounding each number to the leading digit, they estimate what the sum...
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#### M&Ms Count and Crunch

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice skills involving statistics and probability by making predictions on number of each color candy in one pound bag of M&Ms. They record both guesses and actual quantities, calculate percentages, and create bar graphs...
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#### Portrait Proportions and Flesh Tones

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Using the provided blank face template, learners of any age draw to learn how to create proper facial proportions. This lesson focuses on two dimensional facial proportions, how to estimate those proportions, and drawing techniques. If...
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#### Is the Coast Really Toast?: A Lesson About Volcanoes, Phase Changes, and the Art of Estimation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clever! Use a clip from the 1997 film, Volcano, to get your chemistry class knee-deep in heat concepts related to lava. In the movie scene, lava flow is stopped in the nick of time. Your class must use calculations to determine if this...
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#### Estimating Fractions and Sums

For Students 4th - 5th
What is a quick comparison, and how can it help you estimate sums and differences? For this estimation worksheet, learners estimate fractions in addition problems. They complete four problems where they estimate the sums after reviewing...
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#### Data Analysis and Froot Loops

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use this probability and graphing lesson to have your learners work with a partner to make a necklace out of Froot Loops. They record the cereal colors randomly chosen and strung, graph their data, then use a ratio formula to determine...
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#### Estimating Measurement

For Teachers 1st
First graders estimate length and height of items. They read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and discuss estimation of size. Students predict the length and height of figures. They use lines and numbers on the centimeter rod and tape...
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#### Rounding up or Rounding down

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Teach the class how to estimate by rounding to the nearest 10. They review the rules for rounding, try rounding a few numbers using a number line, then round on their own. This is a good introduction that explains how to round and why we...
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#### Using Known Facts to Multiply and Divide Mentally

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Building strong mental-math skills requires learners to have a strong number sense. They practice multiplying two and three-digit numbers in their heads using estimation or approximation. They estimate or round each number and then...
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#### Word Problems

For Students 5th - 7th
Upper grade and middle school learners problem solve and calculate the answers to twenty various word problems involving multiplication, and a bar graph.
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For Teachers 3rd
In this math worksheet, 3rd graders answer multiple choice questions about estimation, number sentences, money, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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#### Measures Combined

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Use this resource to teach perimeter of regular plane shapes, measurement, rounding, and systematic problem solving skills. There are 78 complete slides and two game suggestions intended to facilitate content understanding.
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#### Read and Write Whole Numbers

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This math presentation helps youngesters with reading and writing whole numbers, as well as becoming more familiar with mathematical language. They practice reading and writing large numbers, and review words such as "estimation,"...
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#### Measurement and Conversion of Units in a Recipe

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up....
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#### Go The Distance Car Construction

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students build and program a car to drive a specific challenge distance.They must at the end of the lesson plan, have the car that stops the closest to a challenge distance.
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#### Mystery Jars

For Teachers K - 5th
This is a twist on the old "guess how many jellybeans" game. Using estimation and math skills, learners participate in a fun "mystery jars" activity, trying to make educated guesses at how many objects are in two jars. The basic activity...
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#### Pumpkin Predictions

For Teachers 4th - 7th
It's time for Halloween and math! Perfect for Fall, this simple worksheet provides a grid for young mathematicians to record their predictions about a pumpkin's height, stem length, diameter, circumference, and weight. After learners...