Instructional Activity# What’s Your Estimate?

Lesson 12. Unit 5. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 12, Unit 5, Grade 8. The purpose of this activity is for students to practice using precise language to describe how they estimated volumes of objects. Starting from an object of known volume, students must consider the difference in dimensions between the two objects. The focus here is on strategies to estimate the volume and units of measure used, not on exact answers or calculating volume using a formula (which will be the focus of later lessons).