Estimation can be a hard concept to teach. The best thing I have found to help students' estimation skills improve is practice, practice, practice!
This product can be used for students to estimate and find the perimeter or inside area of the included pictures.
With this purchase you will receive 46 different estimation sheets. August - apple, bus September - leaf, books October - bat, jack-o-lantern November - turkey December - sleigh, gift, Santa, hat January - igloo, mitten, penguin, snowflake February - heart 1, heart 2, heart 3, rose March - clover 1, clover 2, horseshoe 1, horseshoe 2 April - egg 1, egg 2 May - daisy, frog, ladybug, ice cream cone Other – fish, owl, paw print, pig, snail, watermelon, sun, tree, sheep, oval, star 1, star 2, square, rectangle, triangle1, triangle 2, circle
Each sheet comes in color and black & white/grayscale. The color sheets would be great to print, laminate, and use in math centers all year long! Simply switch to a new picture each week and your students will be ready to go!
As the teacher, it is up to you to determine what the students will be using as a measuring tool. (However, there are seven measurement tools that you can cut up and use at the end of this product!)
Here is the language I use: "Let's think about how many paper clips would fit inside the apple. Write your estimate, or guess, on the first line. Now fill the apple with paperclips. Finally, write the actual number on the second line."
The goal is for student's estimate and actual number to get closer to one another as the year progresses.
No answer key is provided, as it will vary greatly depending on what you are using to measure.
Thanks for looking! ~HoJo~
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I have PreK-6th grade experience. I have taught Kindergarten, 6th grade, Reading Recovery, Title I math and reading, 5th grade inclusion special education, and a multi-grade classroom of ELL students. For a year I was a K-6 Elementary Principal at two schools and district K-12 Special Education Director. Starting in the fall of 2015, I am staying home to work online while raising our son. It's an amazing job! =)