We have been working on estimating in our maths sessions. We had a go at this a few weeks ago but found it really tricky so we have played lots of fun games that has helped us get better at estimating. We had to learn how to make a sensible guess!
Miss Newton flashed us a 10 frame that was part filled in with some counters. We only got to look at it for 2 seconds then had to estimate how many counters we saw. We had to make our own ten frames look identical to the one we saw on the board. It was difficult at first but we got so much better at it!
We also worked in groups to estimate how many cubes we could see on the tray. We only got to look at the tray for 2 seconds again before we had to make our tray look the same. We had to check our estimates by counting. Our teamwork was super!
As well as learning how to estimate, we have also been working really hard on our counting skills. We have been counting groups of objects in different ways. We lined up our objects and counted them starting from the left to the right, then right to left, then from the middle and finally, in a random order. We have learnt that it doesn’t matter where we start a count, the number will always be the same! Here we are practising our counting skills...