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 [ESTIMATION] [SKITTLES]
[meigs magnet school] ESTIMATION STRATEGIES!
 MMS 213
Meigs Magnet Middle School... Mr. P's Class [Room 213] think globally. act locally.
NEWS: Watch for the Skittles video... Check out the PENCAST about estimation...
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updated 06.05.17 OBJECTIVES: 1. Use multiple estimation strategies to solve a variety of real world problems. 2. Use rounding as a strategy to estimate. 3. Reason through why estimation is useful and necessary. 4. Refine estimates. 5. Compare over estimates to under estimates.
 the SCOOP! ESTIMATION Meigs Magnet School: Mr. P's class: CONCEPTS LEARNED: 1. Use multiple estimation strategies to solve a variety of real world problems. 2. Use rounding as a strategy to estimate. 3. Reason through why estimation is useful and necessary. 4. Refine estimates. 5. Compare over-estimates to under estimates.
ESTIMATION ACTIVITIES... Skittles pack to bring to school...   How Many Dogs?

How many shoes are
owned by our class?  How many books
are at Meigs?
GAMES: Monkeys in an Elavator Half-Court Rounding Food Fight

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ARCHIVES: [UNIT]: How Much is 1,000,000? •{Task #1}.....
 How Much is 1,000? THE TASK: Assemble a chain link of 1,000 paper clips. How long do you predict it will be? Why? How might larger numbers, such as 1,000,000, look in relation to the 1,000 paper clips? Explain. [HERE]: How much is 1,000? (Activity Sheet)... [HERE]: How much is 1,000? (Box Model)... •{Task #2}.....
 A Wall of 1,000,000. THE TASK: How much is one million? How big is it? How does 1,000,000 relate to other big numbers? Look at the dot paper given. Assemble a wall of 1,000,000 dots. Decide upon an order or array of the paper that will show the exponential power of 1,000,000. Explain. [HERE]: Suitcase \$1,000,000s (Activity Sheet)... [HERE]: How much is 1,000,000? (Activity Sheet)... [HERE]: How much is 1,000,000? (Box Model)... See the dot paper [HERE]... [HERE] for 1,000,000 resources ... [HERE] for Mrs. Bogucki's Millions... [HERE] for Ask Dr. Math about 1,000,000... [HERE] for One-Million Dots Wall... [HERE] for Mr. P's Space/Large Numbers Lesson... •{Task #3}.....
 Suitcase 1,000,000s. THE TASK: A radio contest has drawn your name to particiapte in a special contest at the end of the week. You will win \$1,000,000 if you can complete the contest to the required specifications. The jist of the contest is that you must go into a bank vault and "take" your money carrying it by hand in one suitcase. The only denomination of currency in the bank vault is \$1 bills. There are no other bills in the vault at this time. Can you do it? If so, how? How much space will the money take up in the suitcase? Can you carry it unassisted? Explain why and prove your theory. If you can't make this "deal" work, is there another way to make it work? If the \$1 bills won't work, what is the lowest denomination of currency that would work. Explain why and prove your theory. •{Task #4}.....
 Space Distances. THE TASK: How big is space? What is an Astronomical Unit? How big is it? Why is an AU used? What is a light-year? How much is one light-year? Explain and show this in miles. What is the closest star system to our solar system? How far away are the closest stars to us? What is its distance? How much further are the next stars? How far are other stars? How can scientific notation help with these numbers? [BIG NUMBERS MACHINE]: Identify big numbers here!

•{Math EXTRAS}
 [EXTRA]: Ben's Beneficial Bonus Page [EXTRA]: Kenly/Oscar's iBook Shortcuts [EXTRA]: Ice Cream Math [EXTRA]: Really Big Number Counter [EXTRA]: Egyptian Fractions [EXTRA]: Fraction Shade In [EXTRA]: Visual Fractions [EXTRA]: Decimal Check [EXTRA]: Math Magician [EXTRA]: Decimal Order [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: A [EXTRA]: Cool Math Sites #7

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Math Unit: How Much is A Million?! The Contest: Radio Station WXYZ will be holding a contest to give away \$1,000,000! If the lucky contest selected is able to carry \$1,000,000 in a suitcase (in all the same \$1 denomination) from the bank vault, he/she will get to keep the prize. Are you in the CREW? [HERE]
 Did you in the 100% HW CREW? [HERE]

Next Up.......
 We will explore: •Large Numbers... •Quanity of Fractions.. •Units of Measure...
 2008 NOTES: Check out the classthinking.org [BLOG] and post your comments . Check out the iMovie [GALLERY] and see our class solving the problem. Mr. P's 'MO MONEY FACTS: A one dollar bill weighs 1 gram. One pound (16 oz.) is approximately equal to 454 grams. Twenty one dollar bills is approximately .7 oz. What do you think this number means? 2202.6
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