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Greater Estimations: A Fun Introduction to Estimating Large Numbers

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To find out how many rubber duckies are on the cover of this book you could count each one—or you could estimate. An estimate is a good guess. Are there more than ten rubber ducks? Are there fewer than a thousand?

Those estimates are not very accurate. A great estimate is close to the real number. Filled with fun, creative examples, this companion to Great Estimations will
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Anna
Jul 12, 2010 Anna rated it liked it
The cover of this book right away presents the mathematical skill to be gleaned from reading Goldstone’s text—a striking photograph depicting dizzying row upon headache-inducing row of bright yellow rubber ducks. Rather than counting each one of the rubber ducks to know how many are on the cover, the text recommends estimating. Pages of Greater Estimations offer color photographs of rubber ducks in varying sizes, popcorn kernels, aerial views of skydivers, bees in a honeycomb, a menagerie of pla ...more
Shannon
Aug 13, 2011 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This second volume by Goldstone isn't quite as charming and bright as the first. I didn't much like the "funny" speech bubbles of the estimated items, except the elephant saying "Onomatopoeia." I bumped it up an extra point because it includes discussion of how to estimate length, weight, area, and volume, rather than just estimating quantity. I also like that Goldstone isn't afraid to get technical about estimation strategies, including things like the political implications of estimating crowd ...more
Angela
Apr 18, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read to provide students with the concept of estimation. Examples are provided with vivid illustrations of an image that will overwhelm the reader, and it includes strategies on how to go about estimation through the use of blocks or patterns. At the bottom of the page, the author provides a hint box, with different hints on noticing the picture and attempting to estimate correctly.

Literature:
Book is written as an informational piece. Noticing can be a technique taught by th
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Karan Johnstone
Jul 20, 2013 Karan Johnstone rated it really liked it
Shelves: math-read-alouds
This book is about how to estimate objects. It explains three different strategies to estimate. They are eye training, clump counting and box and count. This shows fantastic photos of high interest objects and tells which strategy to use in estimating.
I could use this book in small groups that are having a difficult time in estimating. We could go through each picture and do exactly what the book tells us to do in order to estimate the objects.
Paige
Nov 02, 2008 Paige rated it it was ok
I think that I need to dedicate more time to estimation..because this book and I did not come up with the same answers.
Heather
Mar 04, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
definitely a book to revisit with the kids as they grow older. Great for learning about value / estimating numbers / volume / quantity, etc.
Allanna
Feb 20, 2009 Allanna rated it liked it
Interesting. Made for older kids ... maybe seven+.
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Bruce Goldstone is the author of several books, including 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days, Great Estimations, Greater Estimations and The Beastly Feast. He has worked in educational publishing for nearly twenty years. Growing up in Ohio, Bruce fell in love with reading and the magic of words, and even back then he knew he wanted to be a writer. Books have always been an important part of his life, ...more
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