Great Estimations  -     By: Bruce Goldstone
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Great Estimations

Square Fish / 2010 / Paperback

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If somebody handed you a bowl of jelly beans, would you be able to figure out how many there are---just by looking? Making the math concept of estimation fun and interesting for kids, Goldstone uses everything from pipe cleaners to peanuts to demonstrate "clump counting" and "box and count" methods. Great for skill building! Grades 2 to 5. 32 pages, softcover from Square Fish.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Square Fish
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 031260887X
ISBN-13: 9780312608873
Ages: 2-5

Publisher's Description

How many jelly beans are on this book's cover? Don't count—estimate!

If someone handed you a big bowl of jelly beans, how would you figure out how many there are? You could count them, one by one—or you could estimate. Do you see more than five jelly beans? Less than a million?

This unique book will show you how to train your eyes and your mind to make really great estimations—by making estimating into a game. Jelly beans are just the beginning! This title has Common Core connections.

Great Estimations is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Author Bio

Bruce Goldstone is the author of several books, including 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days, Greater Estimations and The Beastly Feast. He has worked in educational publishing for nearly twenty years. Growing up in Ohio, Bruce fell in love with reading and the magic of words, and even back then he knew he wanted to be a writer. Books have always been an important part of his life, from buying used paperbacks to his first job, shelving books as a library page. He now lives in New York City with a plethora of pets including one dog, three parakeets, and an aquarium.

Editorial Reviews

“A model of how to do it right.” —New York Times Book Review

“A must-have resource for school libraries.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Goldstone adds another winner to the growing canon of titles that make learning math concepts both fun and interesting.” —School Library Journal

“With jaw-dropping color photos . . . this book lends itself equally well to skill building and to casual reading.” —Booklist

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