Introducing Esti-Mysteries! Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. As you click through the each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities to a small set of numbers. In the end, the students will need to call upon their estimation skills to solve the mystery and find the missing number.
Here is an example:
Download the Esti-Mysteries, try them in your class, and let me know about your experience.
Update: Here are 4 printable charts you may enjoy using with Esti-Mysteries.
Update: Here is the full set of Esti-Mysteries clues (without images) to allow you to browse through the Esti-Mystery Concepts.
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Esti-Mystery #4 ***This is the one where the numbers on the dice are first used as a clue.
Esti-Mystery #6 ***The most challenging one yet!
Esti-Mystery #9 “Cupside Down”
***This one that may lead to the greatest debate and surprise at the end.
The Smaller Number Series
This next Esti-Mysteries was requested for a kindergarten class. Enjoy!
Esti-Mystery: The Smaller Numbers Request ***This is a great one to use with kindergarten students.
Other Posts and Resources Which May Be of Interest
Splat! (50 downloadable, animated lessons)
The Fraction Splat! Series (with 20 more downloadable lessons)
Splat! for Google Slides (This is the one you want if you don’t have PowerPoint but do have Google Slides.)
Cube Conversations (80 downloadable, animated lessons)
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