In Maths, we have been learning all about ESTIMATING.
Did you know estimating means a sensible guess.
We found out that when you estimate it is always best to estimate a number that can be found in the ten times table. For example saying there are about 20 beads in the jar is a better close estimate than saying an exact number such as 23.
After practising with a partner getting a close estimate a few times we then went on to accurately count.
Accurately means bang on! We even have an action for this. Ask a Year 2 if you see them around school or at home.
Sometimes it can be a real challenge to accurately count a large number of objects. As a class, we worked together and came up with a clever method to help us make sure we were counting accurately when working with a lot of items. It is much easier when you put the objects into groups of 10. Then you can count in tens and add whatever is left over.
We accepted the challenge and solved a problem! What great perseverance we have shown!