youcubed: Estimating (K-12)

Estimating might sound like an activity from young children, and although it is fantastic for them to estimate how many pieces of candy are in a jar or how many crackers come in a box, older students can also benefit from these and take them to the next level.

Think about very small things in containers (for example, a bag of rice or a tub of oatmeal). They can make an estimate by just looking, but they can then refine those estimates by measuring, using notions of volume, weight, etc.

Watch the video for a couple of examples from Montse’s kitchen. Send us your best estimates using the hashtag #YoucubedAtHome

Estimating & Rounding, Measurement & Time
K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator

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