Use this set to help your students improve their estimation skills. At this time of year in kindergarten we are focused on counting and making sets to 20, so gumdrops are the perfect size object for estimating.
* empty jar (I use a small mayonnaise jar)
In This Set:
* Gumdrop slips
* Name and Number slips (print on back)
Fill a small jar with different colored gumdrops. Have students estimate the number of gumdrops, recording their guess on the slip of paper. We read and order the numbers from least to greatest. Then as we count the gumdrops we eliminate numbers until we have the most accurate estimates. We count to determine which guess is closest. The activity is repeated and throughout the year different objects/slips are used.