Have a jar filled with beans, buttons, etc. at each table when students arrive. Also have mini-cups available at the tables. Have the students individually guess how many items are in the jar and write down how they came to that conclusion. Let them know that they may do what they like with the contents of the jar with the exception of counting the pieces individually. It is interesting to see which students use the mini-cups to take a sample count to estimate the total amount of pieces in the jar. Discuss different methods of computation. And then have them find the actual counts to compare to their estimations.

- Speak Softly
- What Do the Books Have in Common?
- Twenty-Seven Cents
- Pennies by Date
- Student Pursuit
- Candy Graph
- Memories of Home
- Describe Your Kitchen
- Grocery Shopping
- Spaghetti Sculpture
- How Many Socks?
- Who Celebrates First?
- Guess the Ages
- What’s The Word?
- Birthday Math
- Blind Drawing
- South America
- National Anthem
- A to Z States
- "If" Response
- Bean Estimation
- Leaf Rubbings
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Don’t Lift Your Pencil
- Veterans Day 101
- Lucky Signs
- What I Like About Autumn
- Unscramble the Words
- Opposites Attract
- Beans in the Bag
- The Word "Thanksgiving"
- Summer Fun
- The Magic Square
- Fractions of an Apple
- Double Vowels
- Description Addition
- Context Clues 1
- Where’s Plymouth?
- Number Pyramid
- Create a Sentence
- Things Beginning with G
- Prepositional Phrases
- Race in the United States
- Population Make-up
- Fill in the Map
- Social Security Numbers
- Common Characteristics
- Max Temp
- Admirable Athlete
- Measurements Around the Room

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