As I’ve stated before, I LOVE homeschooling my children! There really isn’t anything I like better than the unlimited time I get to spend with my children while teaching them and watching them teach themselves. Though I know it is important for them to be able to do things just because it needs to get done, I love to offer them the opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. Educational Insights provides that opportunity time and time again, and their Estimation Station fits that mold perfectly.
Here is a little bit about the Estimation Station:
No more wild guesses! The Estimation Station is the perfect way to teach your students to make logical, mathematical estimates. Simply send this jar home with a student to be filled and counted. Then fill the included proportional scoop and share that number with your class. Students use that information to formulate educated estimations about the number of pieces in the jar. Clearer and easier than home-made jars with hard-to-view contents.
-Includes 4″ plastic cube jar with locking lid and sturdy base and 2″ plastic cube scoop
-Activity guide with a week’s worth of activities including estimation, counting, place value, comparing and ordering numbers, making predictions, graphing, statistics, and mathematical reasoning
-Parent letter (in English and Spanish) with instructions on filling and counting the jar’s contents
-Teaches estimation and proportionality
As mentioned above, a parent letter comes with the Estimation Station that really make this SO easy to use at school, church, scouts, basically anywhere. The quality of this product lives up to the Education Insights reputation and is amazing.
One note to the parent. You are suppose to count the number of items you put into the canister. I advise you to choose items that are on the larger size. I used chickpeas and quit filling it after I got to 1000. It wasn’t even half way full! My husband was laughing at me for choosing something so “small”! Oh well, another lesson learned for mom. Haha!
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Disclosure: I received the Estimation Station from Educational Insights, at no cost to myself, for review purposes. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.