Estimation Fascination is a great math center activity that will help students with the tricky skill of estimating. This is a very important skill before students start using the standard multiplication algorithm because it will allow them to check their answers for reasonableness.
In this center activity, students will build a number using the included number cards. Students will then round their number to the hundreds place so that they can use mental math to make an estimation of the product of the two numbers they originally drew.
This activity is quick and easy to put together for a fun and helpful math center. This center is nice because it helps practice multiple skills beyond estimating like changing expanded form to standard form (when drawing the number cards), rounding numbers, and practicing mental math.
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This activity is aligned to the following TEKS: 5.3.A
This activity is aligned to the following Common Core State Standards: 4.OA.A.3
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