# Estimating with a Partner

Calling all young mathematicians! Smart Boarding School invites grade 1 and grade 2 students to team up and put their estimation skills to the test with the "Estimating with a Partner" worksheet. Designed to promote collaboration and critical thinking, this interactive activity offers an exciting twist on traditional estimation exercises.

A Shared Journey of Estimation

Estimation becomes an engaging team effort with the "Estimating with a Partner" worksheet. Students pair up and take turns working together to estimate the quantity of circles, lines, or tally marks drawn within a designated space. It's a fun and collaborative way to develop estimation skills while fostering communication and cooperation.

The Element of Surprise

The excitement builds as one partner takes on the role of the drawer, creating a visual representation of circles, lines, or tally marks within the worksheet's designated box

—without revealing the drawing to their partner. Once the drawing is complete, it's time for the big reveal! The drawer covers up the drawing, then unveils it for a brief two-second peek, allowing their partner to make an estimation based on their quick observation.

Putting Estimates to the Test

After the brief viewing window, the drawing is once again covered up, and the partner shares their estimation of how many circles, lines, or tally marks were drawn. With both partners' estimations recorded, it's time to unveil the drawing once more and count the actual quantity. Students compare their estimations to the real count, celebrating accurate guesses and reflecting on areas for improvement.

Fostering Mathematical Discourse

The "Estimating with a Partner" worksheet isn't just about making guesses—it's about engaging in meaningful mathematical discourse. Through collaborative estimation and discussion, students develop reasoning skills, learn to justify their estimations, and gain confidence in their mathematical abilities.

Download Your Free Worksheet Today

Ready to partner up and put your estimation skills to the test? Click the button below to download your free "Estimating with a Partner" worksheet from Smart Boarding School.