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# Tag: estimation

## March Madness – Does seeding really matter?

## Throwing Up 2023

## Earth’s perihelion with the Sun

## How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

## Do I have enough wrapping paper?

## Lots of Cranberries

## The size of chocolates

In time for Halloween, students assume that all of our pieces of chocolate are about the same thickness and proceed to approximate their volumes by comparing only their surface areas. Encourage them to create overlapping grids and count the fully and partially-covered cells or use the mean radius method.

## Are hurricanes getting stronger and more frequent?

## How many gumballs are there?

## Willy Makeit or Betty Wont

## Will sending you back to school this year cost a fortune?

In this activity students decide what equipment and supplies are necessary, estimate how much that will all cost, confer with classmates to refine their lists, and then research to find out more accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to estimate, research, reason, calculate and communicate with each other.

## Just ONE hot dog

A newly released nutritional and environmentally sustainable study shows that eating just one hot dog can take 36 minutes off your total healthy lifespan. How many would you have to eat to lose a whole year of your lifetime? How much did Joey Chestnut loose in the 10 minutes of Nathan’s annual contest?