We recently had the chance to review some really awesome games from Educational Insights!!
"Based in Southern California, Educational Insights, is the manufacturer of playful products with serious educational value, including subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Our products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun."
"Great for parent involvement!
No more wild guesses! The Estimation Station is the perfect way to teach your students to make logical, mathematical estimates. Simply send this jar home with a student to be filled and counted. Then fill the included proportional scoop and share that number with your class. Students use that information to formulate educated estimations about the number of pieces in the jar. Clearer and easier than home-made jars with hard-to-view contents.
-4" plastic cube jar with locking lid and sturdy base and 2" plastic cube scoop
-Activity guide with a week’s worth of activities including estimation, counting, place value, comparing and ordering numbers, making predictions, graphing, statistics, and mathematical reasoning
-Parent letter (in English and Spanish) with instructions on filling and counting the jar's contents
-Teaches estimation and proportionality"
What we thought: This was a super fun and easy way to introduce the concept of estimation to our little ones. The Estimation Station is a simple, yet effective tool for classroom and at home use. I think kiddos would really enjoy taking the toy home and choosing what to fill it with to try and stump their classmates:) We used mini marshmallows in our first test and our 5 year old guessed surprisingly close to the correct amount...even closer than my guess, so I guess it was a helpful visual that succeeded in helping her learn the lesson:) This is a great hands-on learning tool. ABCD Diaries gives the Estimation Station an A+!
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given this game for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.