Minds On

Collections

Do you have any collections at home? They could be stickers, coins, marbles or a special toy.

Let’s explore a video! This TVOkids video is about Javier, a 9-year old Ojibwe boy from Manitoulin Island. He has a special collection that he has been working on for 3 years! Access the video to find out more.

Action

A few loose marbles

Have you ever played or collected marbles? They come in all shapes and sizes and the game is one of the oldest games in the world.

For this activity, you are going to estimate (which means to guess) how many marbles are in a jar.

Carefully examine the image of the marbles in a jar.

Estimate how many marbles you think there are in the jar. Do you think there are between 1-5, 6-10, or more?

Use the fillable and printable organizer or complete the activity in your notebook.

Think-Pair-Share

Student Success

What's your guess? Press ‘Answer’ to check your estimate.

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  1. Was your estimate close to the actual number of marbles in Container B?
  2. How did you make your estimate?

Consolidation

Nature walk

Explore your learning space (or neighbourhood with an adult). Collect 25-30 items (e.g., buttons, counters, acorns, leaves, etc.) and place them in a bag or box.

The following are some sample items that you can collect at school or in your neighbourhood:

Acorn

Acorn

Stone

Stone

Leaf

Leaf

Flower petal

Flower petal

Stick

Stick

Seashell

Seashell

Student Success

Think-Pair-Share

Game

You will trade bags with a partner or family member. You will try to grab 30 items with their hands. Using the "Nature Walk Activity Page" document provided, estimate how many 10 frames you will fill before counting. Place the items on the 10 frame tables to observe if you were right. How close were you to your estimate? Record how many items were in your collection. Now your partner will repeat this task with your bag of items.

Nature Walk Activity Page Press the ‘Activity’ button to access the Nature Walk Activity Page.

Activity (Open PDF in a new window)

Note to teachers: See your teacher guide for collaboration tools, ideas and suggestions.

Reflection

How do you feel about what you have learned in this activity?  Which of the next four sentences best matches how you are feeling about your learning? Press the button that is beside this sentence.

I feel…

Now, record your ideas about your feelings using a voice recorder, speech-to-text, or writing tool.

Press ‘Discover More’ to extend your skills.

It’s time to play a game! Head over to mPower Measure Mart where you can practice estimating and measuring items using everyday items, such as a pencil.

You will now access Measure Mart.