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This estimation lesson uses the weight of pennies





Bianca Ferber

Activity # 5:
How Much Do You Think…
Grade Level: 3rd
Materials Needed: pennies, penny sleeves
Instructions: Students are to guess how much 50 pennies weigh.
They are then to obtain a roll and weigh it. They will then guess how
many pennies is equivalent to their weight. After predicting they
are to find out. Finally, have students use the roll of pennies to find
the weight of things around the classroom.
Source: Teaching Children Mathematics. December 1996. Olson, M.
and Easley, B. Reston, VA. Volume 3, Number 4

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