Tip the Scales for Estimation
Okay, checking addition problems can be boring. Solving a math problem twice can be tedious. But finding the total weight of a group of family members can be hilarious, especially if your child is calculating and estimating the weight of a diverse group of subjects, like an 8 lb. cat, a 22 lb. toddler, and a 180 lb. grandpa!
This hands-on activity gives your child an opportunity to apply various strategies to solve a problem and to check if his answer makes sense. Plus, it’s a great way for family members to help your child solve a “weighty” problem.