Posted in Easter, Estimation, Logical reasoning

Easter Estimation

Digit Dog and Calculating Cat have been inspired by Steve Wyborney www.stevewyborney.com to create this estimation activity. Screenshot 2020-03-16 12.18.57

Screenshot 2020-03-16 12.20.08

Download the powerpoint here

Show the first slide and ask:

How many eggs are in the pot?

Take estimations and then reveal the answer.

Show picture 2 and ask the same question. Compare the pots – are there more eggs or fewer eggs? Take some estimates and then reveal the answer.

Show picture 3 but this time ask learners to write down their estimation and then to tell their partner why they chose that number. This generates mathematical talk and explanations.

I chose _____ because___________

I looked at pot __ and thought__________

I think __________ because_____________

Repeat for picture 4.

 

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