In the Kingfishers, we have been learning what estimating is and how we can use it! We had a circle time focused around this.
The children took it in turns to estimate how many cubes would be needed to balance the scales. We talked about estimating being a ‘sensible guess’ which the children really enjoyed exploring.
Some of our children then moved on to using more standard measures when estimating. They used digital scales and grams to measure ingredients in class.