Estimating High School Examples

Estimating how radius and height affect volume for a variety of cylindrical cups.

Guess how many jelly beans in the jar? Provide referent, then moving to absolute value to talk about how far away you were from the answer.

Guess the number of jelly beans. Gather students’ guesses and plot the (guess, distance from actual answer). What do you notice about the graph? What if you change the number of jelly beans?


1Growing Exponentially. 2013. Absolute Value Project. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 19 August 2021].

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