Over at Divisible by 3, I shared a post on using Google Forms and Sheets to create your own form to use with students all year long. I think it's so important we capture, sort, assess, and discuss the rich thinking and data students can give us. Hope you find it useful. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
Days 201-205 challenge students with fitting small and LARGE marshmallows inside a glass with 8 ounces of hot cocoa. You might ask, "Mr. Stadel, why didn't you do a chubby bunny estimation challenge?" I ran out of marshmallows. Ha!
I'm really curious what conversations might arise in your classrooms as students formulate ideas and reasoning.
In addition to the new Winter challenges, I've also given the Google Forms a crisper appearance and added some constraints/prompts to the fields for students to submit.
What's too LOW?
I've put a boundary and prompt to challenge students to be braver (greater) than zero.
What's too HIGH?
I've put a boundary and prompt to challenge students to be braver (lower) than 1,000,000.
There's a prompt for students to check if their estimate is within their range.
I know we (students and teachers) can do better than simply saying "I guessed."
I'm suggesting a sentence starter for your students, having them type, "I noticed" first and follow it with their reasoning.
I'm open for feedback on these constraints/prompts. Please let me know what you think.
I believe estimation is key to building number sense and being a better problem solver. I explore middle school math with my students.