Estimation Teacher Resources

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Estimation Games

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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A Walk in the Park

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Using a word problem, learners practice estimation techniques. After leading the class through a solution to this problem, a teacher could have the class complete other estimation activities using this one as a model.
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Clover Patch: Estimation Game

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
How many clovers will your finger touch? Using a spinner and clover patch game board (both provided), learners try to score ten points by making correct estimations of how many clovers their finger will touch on the board. The spinner...
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Estimation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view a variety of rice products and calculate their cost.  In this rice math instructional activity, 4th graders estimate cost and multiply to find 8 of each item. Students estimate using different amounts of rice...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Water: From Neglect to Respect

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Everyone Needs a Shelter: Estimation Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students estimate the number of hides necessary to construct tipis, and the number of tipis needed to accommodate the average band of Colorado Indians.
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Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Sizing Up Species: Measurement Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
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...
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What's for Dinner?

For Teachers 4th
Need a good lesson plan on estimation, and calculating monetary values? This is a lesson plan well-worth investigating. Separate your class into pairs in order to brainstorm the ways people use estimation in daily life. Then, each pair...
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The Price is Right

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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...
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Estimating With Fire

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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...
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Calculating the Cost of Owning a Pet

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this estimation activity, students must estimate and calculate the cost of owning a pet.  Students complete the given activities and play the game provided while also responding to four written journal response questions.
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Estimating

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A good estimator usually has a good number sense. Make good estimators out of your class with this fun estimation activity. They review words that express estimation, estimate the number of three different sets, and then estimate the...
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Angles - Digger and the Gang

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore angle estimation and measurement. In this angle instructional activity, students define obtuse, acute, and right angles, and practice measuring angles using a protractor. Students participate in an online angle...
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Estimation Activity Jar

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders estimate the contents of an estimation jars with and without a reference. They find the mean, median, and mode of the set of estimates.
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One Hundred Things

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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...
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Problem Solving: Using Estimation Strategies

For Students 4th - 6th
In this estimation worksheet, students learn 3 different estimation techniques: rounding to the nearest half dollar, front end estimation, and clustering. They then solve the remaining problems using whichever technique they choose....
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Estimation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice using money. In this estimation lesson, 3rd graders show their ability to figure out the cost of lunch. Students then set up a "store" and students choose the products and estmate the cost. Students visit websites...
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Finding Your Stride Length

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners participate in an estimation activity to determine the length of a hallway or to estimate how many people can fit in the school stadium or gym.
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How Many Pennies?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice estimating. For this estimation lesson, students read the book, A Chair For My Mother and discuss the jar of pennies in the story. Students use a real jar of pennies and estimate the amount of money that is in the jar....
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Football Finances

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use estimation to solve problems.  For this middle school mathematics lesson, students analyze picture of football stands to make estimates in attendance at the Super Bowl.  Students also make estimates about the television...
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Estimation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders gain an understanding of estimation as an educated guess. They explore measuring and how looking at various object size and shape can help form ones guess towards estimation. They use dinosaurs for an estimation activity.
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Cupids Estimation

For Students 2nd - 4th
Learners use candied hearts to estimate how many will fill the heart on the Valentine's Day themed page. They then do a final count after they have finished the estimation activities.