Children use everyday language to talk about weight and compare quantities through baking.
As Easter is approaching and if we were in school, we would have been doing some baking which the children really enjoy. There are four Easter recipes for you to choose from, alternatively you can use your own Easter baking recipe.
Go through the Estimation PowerPoint as a starter.
Introduce the word estimating and what it means. Give some examples of estimating. Also discuss it means sensible guessing. Fill a jar/container with up to 30 objects such as marshmallows, buttons, lego, cars….. Children then estimate how many objects they think are in the jar and write this number down. Children then check by counting and writing the real number down. Please check for correct number formation and model correctly if you need to.
Change the number of objects in the jar (increase and/or decrease)