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Titre Estimating the Length of Everyday Objects (Inquiry Based)
Description Students will use the estimation simulation to improve their ability to estimate the length of classroom objects using metric and US standard units. Learning Goals: Students will be able to estimate the size of ordinary classroom objects in inches, feet, centimeters, and meters. They will also be able to calculate accuracy. [This year my students did not have computers yet when we did the activity. So instead of having each student do the activity at their own computer, we did it as a class activity. I projected the simulation and had them write down their guess as to how many line segments (or other shapes) could fit into the bigger one. They then shared their answers. They found it really fun, and it was a great way to make students become comfortable with participating in class. Even the shyest students were participating by the end. I think I'll do it this way again next year and add "participate in class discussions" as a learning goal.]
Sujet Autre
Niveau Collège, Lycée
Type Labo
Durée 60 minutes
Réponses incluses Non
Langue Anglais
Mots clés Proportionality
Simulation(s) Estimation


Auteur(s) Karen King
Email de contact kingkar@missouri.edu
Ecole / Organisation Denver School of Science and Technology
Date de soumission 10/08/06
Date de mise à jour 28/04/15