Sampling and Estimating: Counting Trees

This Sampling and Estimating: Counting Trees lesson plan also includes:

Your task today: count all the trees on a tree farm. To complete the assignment, learners first estimate the number of trees on a tree farm using random sampling. To improve their own response they then evaluate provided responses to the same task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a science teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires materials; see materials list in teacher guide
  • Lesson can be split over two days; lesson guide indicates where to stop on the first day
Pros

  • Includes printable student worksheets
  • Teacher guide has a set of questions to facilitate discussion
Cons

  • None