# The Estimation Clipboard

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The Estimation Clipboard is a set of 40 lessons that each include 4 highly similar images.  Each image provides an invitation to estimate.  Then as new images are introduced, the students’ context and intrigue will grow – and so will their excitement.

Jennifer Barker recently wrote about her experience with The Estimation Clipboard in her post Why you should consider using Estimation Clipboard!

Watch the video, download the lessons, and try The Estimation Clipboard in your class.  You may be very surprised by what is about to happen…

Keep watching The Estimation Clipboard as new images, new levels, and new combinations will be added to this post on an ongoing basis.

Each bundle includes 4 sets.  Here is an example of one of the bundles:

The Estimation Clipboard Bundles

Bundle 2  –  Sets 5, 6, 7, & 8    “The Length of the String”
NOTE:  The metric version with cm is coming soon!

Bundle 6  –  Sets 21, 22, 23, & 24    “3-Dimensional String”
NOTE:  The metric version with cm is coming soon!

Bundle 7  –  Sets 25, 26, 27, & 28    “2 Strings”
NOTE:  The metric version with cm is coming soon!

Bundle 8  –  Sets 29, 30, 31, & 32   “3 Strings and a Given Sum”
NOTE:  The metric version with cm is coming soon!

Bundle 9  –  Sets 33, 34, 35, & 36   “The Difference is Given”

Bundle 10 – Sets 37, 38, 39, & 40  “3 Containers”

NOTE:  The first 40 have been posted, and more to come soon!!!

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All my best,

Steve

# 80 Printable Cube Conversations Pages and 4 Instructional Strategies

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Several weeks ago, I posted Cube Conversations, which is a set of 80 animated lessons designed to promote visually rich math discourse.  You can learn more about – and download – all 80 of the Cube Conversations lessons here.

Today, I’m adding a new – and very important – element to the series, which is a set of 80 downloadable, printable pages.  These pages completely match the animated Cube Conversations lessons.

You’ll see that these pages quickly multiply discourse opportunities for students.

In addition, I’m sharing four instructional strategies.

Watch the video and download the pages in the format that works best for you.  Then let your students amaze you with their insights!

1. Have the entire book – of all 80 pages – instantly emailed to you.  Simply fill out the subscription form below and receive the entire book of all 80 pages in a single file.

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Printable Pages 1-10

Printable Pages 11-20

Printable Pages 21-30

Printable Pages 31-40

Printable Pages 41-50

Printable Pages 51-60

Printable Pages 61-70

Printable Pages 71-80

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The Fraction Splat! Series (with 20 more downloadable lessons) is now available!

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All my best,

Steve

# The Fraction Splat! Series

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Fraction Splats! have arrived!   The original Splat! post rocketed up to over 35,000 hits  in less than a month, which included over 19,000 lesson downloads!  All 50 lessons in the Splat! post involved whole numbers.  In this post, I’ve turned my attention to fractions, and have created 20 new lessons for you to download!  This is The Fraction Splat! Series.  Watch the video, download the lessons, and try them in your classroom!

Note:  I’ve created the lessons in PowerPoint, so I recommend using PowerPoint to view them.

Fraction Splat!

Note:  These lessons use a single splat along with a mixture of unit fractions and whole numbers.  In Level 11, you control the Splat!

### The first 5 Fraction Splat! Lessons!

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Instant Fraction Splat!

Note:  These lessons use a single Splat! which appears at the same moment as the whole numbers and fractions.  Each question instantly presents missing information.

Multiple Splats! with Fractions

Note:  These lessons include multiple Splats! and you control the timing of those Splats!  The entire screen can be seen, the total can be determined, and then Splat!  Remember:  Each Splat! that is the same color must be covering the same number.

Multiple Splats! with Fractions

Note:  These lessons use multiple Splats! which appear at the same moment as the whole numbers and fractions.  Each question instantly presents missing information.  Remember:  Each Splat! that is the same color must be covering the same number.

Other Posts and Resources Which May Be of Interest

Splat!  The original 50 downloadable Splat! lessons include 10 levels and variations.

Tiled Area Questions is a colorful, powerful, highly visual strategy for decomposing numbers – and offers many downloadable pages.

The Animated Multiplication Table remains one of the most popular downloaded resources from this blog, and this post includes several ideas about how to use it.

The Maze Hundreds Chart is another downloadable resource that can lead to some highly intriguing questions and rich discourse.

You may also be interested in Provide Massive Space to Notice.

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I would treasure hearing about your experiences using The Fraction Splat! Series to promote number sense in your classroom!

All my best,
Steve

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# Splat!

Welcome to Splat!  You are only moments away from a VERY POWERFUL, highly interactive number sense strategy that can be used at any grade level!

Watch the video, download some (or all) of the lessons, and experience what happens when you unleash this resource in your classroom!

I’ve been excited to click the Publish button on this post for several weeks!  It’s time!

UPDATE:  The Fraction Splat! Series (with 20 more downloadable lessons) is now available!

Splat Through 10
How many dots are under the Splat?

Splat Through 20
How many dots are under the Splat?

Splat 2.1
Splat 2.2
Splat 2.3
Splat 2.4
Splat 2.5

Multiple Splats
(Note:  Splats that are the same color must cover the same number.)

Instant Multiple Splat
(Note:  An additional feature of this level is the opportunity to ask, “What could the total be?”)

Splat 4.1
Splat 4.2
Splat 4.3
Splat 4.4
Splat 4.5

2-Color Splat
(Splats of different colors must have different values.)

Splat 5.1
Splat 5.2
Splat 5.3
Splat 5.4
Splat 5.5

Instant 2-Color Splat

Splat 6.1
Splat 6.2
Splat 6.3
Splat 6.4
Splat 6.5

Instant 2-Variable Splat
(Splats of different colors must have different values.  Splats of the same color must have the same value.)

Number Splat
(Note:  Only the numbers circled on the screen may be used.)

Instant Number Splat

Instant Number Splat with 2 Variables
(Note:  Only the numbers circled on the screen may be used, and Splats of different colors must have different values.)

NOTE:  I wrote each of these lessons using PowerPoint, so I recommend playing them in PowerPoint.  If you do not have PowerPoint, you may want to download the PowerPoint viewer so that you can play the lessons.

UPDATE:  The Fraction Splat! Series (with 20 more downloadable lessons) is now available!

Other Posts and Resources Which May Be of Interest

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3 Powerful Tile Strategies will equip you to provide number sense opportunities to your students that involve composing and decomposing either whole numbers or fractions.  This is a very flexible resource that can be used in any grade, K-12.

This post follows up the wildly popular Tiled Area Questions and Primary Tile Questions posts with even more strategies – and with 40 brand new downloadable pages!

By using some or all of the 3 Powerful Tile Strategies your students will have strong ongoing opportunities to develop number sense in bright, colorful, and insightful ways.

Here is a glimpse into how Molly Rawding and the amazing fourth grade team at her school are including tiled area questions in a 3-week challenge!  You can follow Molly on Twitter @MollyR54321

Update:  If you have not yet read Chase Orton’s blog post, entitled “Using tile problems to introduce fractions and create intellectual need,” you should stop and read it now!  The way Chase uses story, images, student examples, and instructional tactics vividly brings readers directly into a powerful experience.  His post also allows you to see how he keeps pressing himself and those around him to reach for deeper levels of learning.  You can find Chase on Twitter @mathgeek76 and find his blog here.

Update:  Here is a pic from Jon Orr (@MrOrr_Geek) who tweeted “I’m seeing extensions into @SteveWyborney ‘s Tiled Area problems into algebra…”  Nice extension, Jon!

You may also be interested in:

Splat!  This post includes 50 (fifty!) animated number sense lessons for K-12 teachers.

The original Tiled Area Questions, which includes a wide a variety of downloadables

Primary Tile Questions, which focuses on number sense with whole numbers, and includes many more downloadables.

The runaway post, The Animated Multiplication Table

The more recent, highly popular The Maze Hundreds Chart

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