Monday, June 13, 2011

Estimation Station Review and Giveaway! Teachers and HomeSchoolers

Hello Neighbors!

Here is a product that would be great for home-schoolers or perhaps a teacher! Estimation Station ($14.99) is a really neat way to teach children to make logical estimations. It is a 4" cube jar with a sturdy base, that you can fill with all sorts of items to do your estimations. As a teacher you can fill the cube or send it home with a student to fill. Make sure you or the student count what is put into the cube and write it down. Allow each of your students to make a guess as to how many ______ are in the cube. After they have written down their guess use the scoop and see how many of the items will fit in the cube. Ask someone to count them as you place them in the scoop. The cube holds approx. 8x whatever is in the scoop. Allow your children to do the multiplication and then see how close their estimates were. Not only does this encourage logical estimates, it also helps with counting and multiplication. As you use different objects in the cube they will learn comparison, and you could include graphing and statistics. There is a booklet included with a week's worth of activities. This is recommended for ages 5+.






You can find all sorts of items to fill the Estimation Station with. (Marshmallows, washers, M and Ms, beans, coins, whatever you can think of that will fit. I am always impressed with the products I receive from Educational Insights! It is a must, to visit for home-schoolers and teachers. Or maybe for parents looking for a gift for a teacher! Make sure you watch the video where we give an example of using the Estimation Station.


video

One neighbor will win an Estimation Station!



Mandatory Entry:Look at the picture above of the Estimation Station filled with Pinto beans and give me your best estimation. Unfortunately, I will not be telling you how many fill the scoop. I will announce the amount at the end of the giveaway! You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 6/27 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA only!)

Extra Entries:



1.Become a neighbor(follower). Leave a comment to let me know you did/do.

2.Subscribe to At The Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do.

3.Follow me on Twitter, At The Fence. Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do.

4.Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 3 tweets per day. Up to 3 comments a day for tweeting.

5.Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6.Leave a comment on one of my review posts(not a giveaway). 1 entry

7. Follow Educational Insights on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received Estimation Station for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Educational Insights website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

70 comments:

slb3334 said...

852.

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Barefooted Mama said...

I'm a new 'neighbor' but happy to be here. this looks like a really great idea. I would love to introduce it into my homechool classroom.

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tatertot374 said...

621
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degood said...

I would guess 586 beans

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Tammy said...

1098

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April said...

I would say 710

Mandy said...

876
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~SALLY~ said...

I think that there are 85 in the station.

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~SALLY~ said...

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~SALLY~ said...

I am an email subscriber

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~SALLY~ said...

I follow you on Twitter @coupons4moms

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I tweeted:

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~SALLY~ said...

I blogged about this giveaway:

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#1

~SALLY~ said...

I blogged about this giveaway:

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~SALLY~ said...

I commented on the "our family room" post

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Anonymous said...

how cool is that- i guess 1920

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Diana Hatch said...

I would guess 685
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Jennifer said...

I am going to guess 576.
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~SALLY~ said...

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Thrifty Mom Spot said...

992
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oursafehaven said...

1624
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Kellie Conklin said...

I would guess 753! I love the concept of this station, awesome for any teacher! Thanks for the giveaway!
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I'm a GFC follower (kconklin1028), thanks!
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I'm an email subscriber, thanks!
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oursafehaven said...

new twitter follower
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Leslie S. said...

I would guess 668 beans.Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I would guess 960 wilcarvic
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susansmoaks said...

my guess is 756 pinto beans
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~SALLY~ said...

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Anonymous said...

I will guess 1001.
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Nina H said...

I think there are 1205 beans!
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Heather R said...

I guess there are 831 beans

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I am an email subscriber

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Heather R said...

I follow you on Twitter
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Heather R said...

I follow Educational Insights on Facebook
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Gianna said...

I'm going to guess 320.
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Now following GFC (Gianna).

Gianna said...

I subscribed by email.

/\Heather/\ said...

1231. I'm horrible at this.
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I already like Educational Insights on Facebook
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Heather R said...

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Angie said...

This is hard . . . I'm guessing 1,200. :)

Cheri said...

Although I taught school for 31 1/2 years and still work with my grandkids at home, I have always been terrible at estimating! My guess would be 310. I'd love to win this for my grandson who loves math and science! Thanks so much for the opportunity:)

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I am signing up to follow:)