Estimating Sums Spinner Game

Estimating Sums Spinner Game
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**This product is unable to be uploaded as a PDF because the file is too large. I had to upload it as a Microsoft Word Document. If your spinners are not printing correctly, please change your margins to the following:
Top- 0.4
Bottom- 0.8
Left- 0.55
Right 0.55

This product is a game that I developed for my third grade students to play while practicing estimating sums. It is aligned with common core standard 3.NBT.A.1--Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

Students will be given a spinner and a paperclip. In order to play this game students just need to place their paperclip in the center of the spinner on the black dot. Students will then place their pencil in the paperclip on the black dot and flick the paperclip with their finger. Using the attached worksheet, students will record the number that the paperclip landed on. Students will flick the paperclip a second time and record the number on the handout. Students will then add the two numbers together. Students will then estimate the numbers based on the form that you are using.

Adaptations have been made to help intensive, strategic and core learners. Each spinner comes in four forms:
Spinner 1: Just numbers (this would be for your strategic
Spinner 1a: This form has the tens place value underlined. (This
would be used for your intensive students)
Spinner 1b: This form has the hundreds place value underlined
(This would be used for your intensive students.)
Spinner 1c: This form has larger numbers. (This would be used
for your core students.)

Each worksheet can be used to make accommodations for your student also.
Form 1 and Form 1a: To be used by intensive students. These forms will allow students to use Spinner 1a and Spinner 1b to complete the assignment.
Form 2: This form can be used by strategic students. Students will use this form to add, estimate to the tens, and estimate to the hundreds place. Students can use Spinner 1 to complete this assignment.
Form 3: This form can be used by core students. Students will use this form to add, estimate to the tens, estimate to the hundreds, and estimate to the thousands place. Students can use spinner 1c to complete this assignment.

Also included is one blank spinner so you can create your own!
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