cubes in plastics bins

Guess and Check with Cubes

Learning Goals: Mathematics, Estimation, Counting, Comparison, Measurement. 

    • In a small group, provide students with various sized containers and encourage them to choose one.

    • Students will record their prediction of how many cubes they think will fit in the container and then fill the container while counting the cubes.

    • Educators can extend the conversation by asking students questions about the differences between their predictions and the actual amount or by comparing the various containers.