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654 resources with the concept estimation

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Whole Number Exponents: Teddy Bear Box

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Five questions—multiple-choice, fill in the blank, and discussion—make up an interactive that challenges scholars to mail a teddy bear using the smallest box possible without squishing it. A box with movable sides allows mathematicians...
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Estimation of Whole Number Multiplication and Division: Lettuce Garden

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Estimating whole number multiplication and division is the focus of an interactive that uses a garden plot with moveable points to answer six questions.
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Area under a Graph

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What? The calculation of area is a linear distance? A short video shows how to use the areas of simple polygons to estimate the area under a graph. Pupils divide the area under a curve into figures to easier calculate the area. Given...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the appropriate model? Sample problems show the extent of the Smarter Balanced assessments Claim 4, Modeling and Data Analysis. Items provide pupils the opportunity to use mathematical modeling to arrive at a reasonable answer....
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Medians and Quartiles from Grouped Frequency Tables and Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Determine medians within a group. Given data represented as a frequency table of grouped data, the video demonstrates finding an estimation for the median. After finding the group where the median resides, the presenter uses a formula to...
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Estimated Means from Grouped Data

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can scholars determine the mean if the frequency is for a range? By using a method similar to finding the mean from a frequency table, the video shows how to find an estimated mean for grouped data. It uses the midpoint of the interval...
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Full of Beans

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars have an opportunity to use their geometric modeling skills. Pupils determine a reasonable estimate of the number of string beans that would fill the average human body.
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Fermi Volume

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is about this big. An assessment provides three questions on the estimations of volume. Pupils determine the quantities needed and use dimensional analysis to arrive at estimations involving dollar bills, paint, and gasoline.
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Fermi Time

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's all just a matter of time. The resource provides four Fermi questions in reference to time. The questions are open-ended and require classmates to make use of estimation and dimensional analysis.
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Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Birds

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Birds of a feather flock together, so it's easy to estimate their number. Pupils watch an installment of a larger Real-Life Math series in which a zookeeper explains how she uses math to estimate the number of birds. They then try out...
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Pyramid of Pennies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go big or go home! Learners watch a video rendition of the creation of a penny pyramid. Their task is to determine the number of pennies in the pyramid. The lesson encourages multiple methods, including function building or volume formulas.
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Pool Capacity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's hoping that we can all fit into the pool. Given pictures and dimensions of a pool in tile lengths, scholars decide how many people can fit into the pool. This requires consideration of area, as well as the application of some...
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Mowing the Lawn

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It'll take as long as it'll take. After watching a short video clip of someone moving a lawn as well as a running stopwatch, pupils estimate how long it would take to mow the entire lawn. Provided diagrams show the dimensions of the lawn...
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Car Caravan

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Keep playing with those old toy cars! Pupils estimate the number of toy cars in an art installation. The only information they receive is a picture showing the toy cars arranged in concentric rings and the diameter of the overall...
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Solve Problems Using Measurement Concepts

For Students 2nd Standards
Young mathematicians demonstrate what they know about measurement with a four-task assessment that focuses on estimation, length, and inches.
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Blocks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Block play can teach children about gravity, physics, and spatial relationships. A hands-on lesson incorporates these concepts with an activity in which learners examine the relationship between levels in a pile. Scholars begin to...
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Electric Bill

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A brilliant resource is at your disposal. Future consumers investigate and discuss an electric bill. Given only partial information, they estimate the monthly bill. They then consider how tiered pricing will affect the bill.
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File Cabinet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take the resource out of the file cabinet. Young mathematicians estimate the number of sticky notes it would take to cover the surface area of a file cabinet. They answer a set of questions on how the number of sticky notes would change...
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Valentine’s Day = Roses

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Roses are red, but did you know that some are lighter while others are darker? Scholars read an infographic to decipher the fraction and percent of rose color and their country of origin. They go on to make comparisons and estimate while...
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Trapezoidal and Midpoint Approximations: Area of a Skirt

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
When are trapezoids better than rectangles? Using trapezoids pupils approximate the area of fabric defined by a function. Just like with rectangles, learners realize the more trapezoids the more accurate the approximation. Scholars use...
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Length of a Plane Curve

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Challenge your class to use straight lines when estimating the length of a curve. An engaging interactive allows individuals to place line segments one after another along the arc. Learners determine that the more lines used, the better...
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Method of Cylindrical Shells

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Approximate the volume of a solid of revolution. Using a method similar to approximating the area under a curve, pupils investigate the volume of a solid of revolution. The learners use a given definite integral to find the volume of...
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Area Sums: Estimation with Rectangles

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The more rectangles, the better the estimate. Using the interactive, pupils explore estimating the area under a curve using left-hand sums. Learners respond to challenge questions on how to get better estimates using the same technique.
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Predicting Pumpkins

For Teachers K - 8th
If you want more pumpkin seeds, you should get a bigger pumpkin—right? Young harvesters use estimation skills to make a hypothesis about how many seeds they will find in a pumpkin before examining the real number inside.