Kitchen Math: Estimation

Estimation: What do you notice?
  • Today’s kitchen math discussion: “What do you notice?”
  • Next Inquiry: “What don’t you know?”
  • Investigation: *materials: paper/pencils/colored pencils/crayons or family learning journals (back of journal) Remind them to turn to the next available page and date it. Ask them to write the name for today’s kitchen math.
  • Inquire: When you discuss today’s estimation slide, guide them with thoughts about needing the cheese to make a recipe that they have eaten at home. Ask them to estimate how much cheese would be needed for the smaller bowl first, then ask them to use their journals to show their thoughts about the cheese estimation for the larger bowl. “How would you use the smaller bowl estimate to figure out how much cheese is needed for the larger bowl?”  “What if using the smaller bowl, you could save time in filling the larger bowl?”   “What if there was a kitchen tool to help you know the amount of cheese being used?” *Let them have 5-6 minutes to draw their thoughts (without talking). When they are finished, have them share how they came to their conclusions.
  • Kitchen Lab: Discuss: “What type of snack or lunch should we make to discover if our reasoning is accurate? *invite them to investigate their solutions: “Let’s investigate!”
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