Chris (student): "Mr. Stadel, we should do an estimate on the number of aircrafts here."
Me: "That's a great idea! Go count them for me!"
I took this [panoramic] picture, hoping to capture the enormity of the museum. I asked the museum's Welcome Center lads and they had a number of around 170 aircrafts. See if you can count them.
Sydney (student): "Estimate the Net Weight of my ice cream."
Me: "Hmmm, that's a good one. I'll say 2 ounces."
Sydney: "Nope. 0.75 ounces."
Me: "Wow! That's light. I'm impressed! Good one, Sydney."
We checked in at our hotel and students were allowed to head down to the gift store to get snacks before "lights out". Students were buying cans of Pringles and the cans were labeled with "20% more". I had the following exchange with a student:
Me: "Woah! You get 20% more Pringles?"
Logan: "Yea, Mr. Stadel. We should estimate how many Pringles are inside. You want to take a picture?"
Me: "No, that's okay. Maybe tomorrow. Go enjoy your Pringles"
Add that idea to the list...
I'm pleased, happy, and proud of my students for taking their estimation lenses with them into the wild. I don't want to jinx it, but I hope this continues throughout our field study.
On that note, I have a few estimation tasks I'm chipping away at while on the road. Look for gradual updates this week. (Don't hold your breath.)