estimation Archives - Mary Kienstra

Halloween Estimation with Pumpkins

By: Mary Kienstra on: October 28, 2017  in: #tlap, Engagement, estimation, Math

Teaching math on Halloween requires even more creativity than other days.  Holding kids’ attention when they are only thinking about dressing up and trick or treating takes a special kind of  magic.  So what’s a teacher to do?  Halloween estimation with pumpkins! Here’s the plan:  Go to your local grocery store or anywhere that sells […] Read more

Estimation Station

By: Mary Kienstra on: November 7, 2015  in: estimation, number sense

Math teachers are always looking for ways to incorporate more opportunities for students to think about what makes sense in math.  Students are always looking for ways to have more fun in math class.  Estimation station is the way for both of these things to happen!  Special thanks to Mr. Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel) and his […] Read more