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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

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by Stuart J. Murphy

There is chance to win two tickets to the All-Star game by estimating how many jelly beans are in the Planet Toy’s display container. Two friends head to the toy store to try to score the tickets. On their way they practice estimating quantities around them.

Resources for Betcha:
Full Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (English)

**Spanish Versions coming soon!

Activities for Betcha:

How Many Are There? (English)

Exploring Estimation (English)

**Spanish Versions coming soon!

How would you estimate the amount of jelly beans?  


Topics: guessing, estimation, mental math, multiplication, addition


Activities To Do Together:

  • Talk about estimation with your child! What strategies do they use when they estimate?
  • Practice estimation while playing, running errands, at the grocery store, and during other day to day tasks. 

  • Compare the estimated amount and the actual number. How close were you?

Questions for Mathematical Thinking:

  • What are some strategies you can use to estimate?

  • When is estimating a useful tool to use? How can you use estimation in everyday life?

  • Looking back at the book, describe the strategies the boys used to estimate?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:  

       $100, $101, 800, 810, 812, about, counted, few, forty-five, forty-three, many, number, plus, rows, twenty-five, twenty-three, two

Please check out the Book Guide for Betcha! for more!

Online External Resources for Betcha!:

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