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Estimation for kindergarteners

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From: Gail (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Dec 28, 2007 at 20:41:48
Subject: Re: Estimation for kindergarteners

Hi Denise,
     
I really like your idea about estimating the length of an object. You are
working two things at once. Then you may consider estimating volume as well.
How many cubes will fit in this container? etc.

What about having them make a guess, then putting down a few cubes next to 
the object (or into the container) and asking them if they wanted to stay 
with their guess, or change it. That will give them the idea that estimates
are a little more "flexible" than exact amounts. 

 -Gail, for the T2T service

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