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Friday, September 20, 2013

Rice and Beans Estimation

          In math this week, we have been learning about estimating.  We completed this task with rice and beans to discuss estimating.  Students had to make an estimate as to how many scoops of rice and beans it would take to fill the cup.  We stopped every five scoops to make new predictions.  We were surprised to learn that it took three less scoops of rice to fill the cup, compared to beans.  Why?  This was a lesson I got while attending a science teacher's academy in New York- the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teachers' Academy.