# The 3-Container Estimation Routine

The 3-Container Estimation Routine is a clear and simple routine that invites students to estimate and discuss their ideas.

This school year, I’ll be posting new sets of 3-Container Estimation Routines every Monday.

Watch this video to learn how to use the routine:

New This Week!

Monday, December 5

3-Container Estimation Routine Sets  –  15 and 16

Monday, November 28

3-Container Estimation Routine  –  Sets 13 and 14

Monday, November 7

3-Container Estimation Routine  –  Sets 11 and 12

Monday, October 31

3-Container Estimation Routine Sets  –  9 and 10  (All Grade Levels)

Posted Earlier This Year

Monday, October 3

3-Container Estimation Routine – Sets 1 and 2   (All Grade Levels)

Monday, October 10

3-Container Estimation Routine  –  Sets 3 and 4  (All Grade Levels)

Monday, October 17

3-Container Estimation Routine  –  Sets 5 and 6  (All Grade Levels)

Monday, October 24

3-Container Estimation Routine  –  Sets 7 and 8  (All Grade Levels)

COMING SOON!

Monday, December 12

The 3-Container Estimation Routine

### 18 responses to “The 3-Container Estimation Routine”

1. Kelly

Hi Steve. My class LOVES these 3-container estimation activities! I love how it takes the estimation clipboard to the next level! I’m just wondering if you will be posting more? Thanks so much!

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Kelly. Yes, I plan to make at least 4 more. Thank you for sharing how much your class love them!

2. Konna

Hi Steve, My MS students in Korea love all of your puzzles. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Konna. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love hearing that your students are enjoying them!

3. Ana Lopes

There is definitely a problem because there is no link to download the 5/10 3 containers estimation problem. Ana

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Ana. Can you try again now? Even though I could see it here, I think it took a must have taken a bit for the cache to clear this time.

4. Loraine Codd

Hi Steve
Thank you, a trillion times, for all these amazing resources!!!!! I am so grateful. My children love all of them and can’t get enough. I teach Grade 3 (8 and 9 year olds).
From Loraine
South Africa

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Loraine. Thank you for the kind words, and greetings from Oregon in the U.S. where we are just entering into the fall and anticipating winter. I’m so glad to hear how much your student love them.

5. Michelle Peart

Hi Steve,
I also can’t access the 3 container estimation for Oct 5.
Michelle

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Michelle. Here is the link to the page – and then the link to download the file is listed under October 5.
https://stevewyborney.com/2022/10/the-3-container-estimation-routine/

6. Jennifer Gillig

Where is the link to use this?

1. Steve Wyborney

7. Melinda Watkins

I’m having trouble opening my download as well. I do not wish to use the 3rd party search engine and am hoping there is another way

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Melinda. When you scroll down to Monday, October 3, you’ll see the blue download link beneath it. The link says, “3-Container Estimation Routine – Sets 1 and 2”
Here’s the link to the post where you’ll see it when you scroll down. https://stevewyborney.com/2022/10/the-3-container-estimation-routine/

8. Cee

So excited. You are amazing and I am greatly appreciative of your dedication and sharing.

1. Steve Wyborney

Thanks, Cee!

9. Jaime Matsuda

I would really like to get this resource. Maybe I am having a slow Sunday, but I don’t understand how to download it. I have watched the youtube video and I have looked at the “Downloadables” page. Where is the link to download? Thank you for putting this together!

1. Steve Wyborney

Hi, Jaime. I cleared the cache so it should be showing up now. Thank you so much for taking a look at it!