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It's In The Bag


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What you'll need
Bags of groceries

What to do
1. Have your child guess how many objects there are in a bag.
Ask:
Is it full? Could it hold more? Could it tear if you put more in it?
Are there more things in another bag of the same size? Why do some bags hold more or less than others?
2. Estimate the weight of the bag of groceries.
Does it weigh 5 pounds, 10 pounds, or more?
How can you check your estimate?
Now, compare one bag to another.
Which is lighter or heavier? Why?

This activity exposes children to the experiences of counting items and comparing qualities, as well as to judging spatial relationships and capacity.
It shows how to estimate weight by feeling how much the bag weighs, comparing it to a known weight (such as a bag of sugar), or weighing it on a scale.

PS: Consider doing more fun printable math activities.






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