Some of you are cruising through the school year and ready to keep pushing forward with your daily estimation. Last week we estimated some paperback books and their pages. This week we'll be covering hard covered books and their pages, starting at Day 105. It was tough to pick my favorite Shel Silverstein book. Steve Jobs is an american (if not global) icon and extremely difficult settling on a Dr. Seuss. Thanks again to @mrkubasek for the inspiration to do book estimates.
I've got some exciting additions in the pipeline here at Estimation 180 and can't wait to share them with you. Stay tuned!
This Estimation 180 update is inspired by @mrkubasek, a friend and colleague who teaches sixth grade English. He's always keeping his eye out for me, looking for math ideas or concepts out there in the wild. He discovered Day 104's estimate when reading The Graveyard Book with his class. Quite the gem, I must say. Thanks man! Keep up the great work!
This week we're focusing on paperback books and the amount of pages, starting with Day 99 and going through Day 104. A video answer is in the works for Day 103 (phone book).
Enjoy the week. As for next week, read into it what you will...
If I ever come across something on that crazy internet that is "estimationy" or has some merit of estimation, I'll post it here. Fawn Nguyen will be starting this thing off with this little gem of a post from April 2012. She had me at "donut."
I believe estimation is key to building number sense and being a better problem solver. I explore middle school math with my students.