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Introduce your class to the idea of estimating mass by using a benchmark for comparison. First, they review what a kilogram is as it relates to weight. Then, they are introduced to the idea of a benchmark. Here, benchmarks are items that have an estimated or similar weight to a specific number of kilograms. Learners will use benchmark objects and to estimate the mass (in kilograms) of their target object.
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- This is an excellent way to teach estimation
- The metacognitive process is used to show learners how to estimate using benchmarks
- The video can be stopped and the application problem can be discussed and worked through prior to finding out the answer