```Winnie Koo - Ravenswood School

Learning with LinksWinnie Koo                     Ravenswood School                               4332 North Paulina                                CHICAGO IL 60613                                    (773) 534-5525 Objective(s):Discuss and demonstrate the meaning of counting, measuring, and estimating of objects.Materials Needed:Four boxes of plastic links of different colors.Strategy:Using handson activities to help students understand the concept of counting, measuring, and estimating.Activity of Counting

(1) Explain and demonstrate the meaning of "counting" (write the word
"counting" on the board) using example such as money, fingers, or furniture
inside the classroom, etc.

(2) Show students what a link is (write down the word "link" on the board) and
ask a few students to come up counting certain amount of links on the tables
to see if the students know how to count.  For example, ask the students to

(3) Ask students if they still have any question on how to count.  If they still
have question, repeat step 1 and 2 with different examples until they all
understand the concept of counting.

(1) Write down the word "estimation" on the board and tell students the next
activity is about estimation.  Tell students that we can also measure things
in a different way called estimation.  But estimation is different in a way
that it does not tell the exact measurement of a thing.  What it means is
that estimation is a way to guess how long or how much is a thing.