23.10.12

Educational Insights Estimation Station Learning Toy

We made the switch to homeschooling this year and I'm so excited, but also scared. I've never taken on something like this and though I am happy to spend time with my sons and teach them, I feel almost unprepared. Educational Insights has so many wonderful products and toys that are educational, which is why they are the perfect resource for fun games the kids can play as well as supplemental items for class. This month we received the Estimation Station to review!

About the Estimation Station
No more wild guesses! The Estimation Station is the perfect way to teach your students to make logical, mathematical estimates. Simply send this jar home with a student to be filled and counted. Then fill the included proportional scoop and share that number with your class. Students use that information to formulate educated estimations about the number of pieces in the jar. Clearer and easier than home-made jars with hard-to-view contents.

My Thoughts
The kids have been focusing on counting lately and have really enjoyed working with numbers. It just so happens we watched a Curious George episode recently where there was a contest where all the kids (and George, of course) had to guess how many balls were in a gumball machine. Josiah loved that episode, so when we got the Estimation Station he was excited to see how it worked.
We have measured all kinds of items, including beans, army men and other small toys. Josiah loves seeing how many he can fit in and he will be learning fractions very soon. He is getting much better at counting and estimating the amount of items that will fit in the jar. Crayons were the latest experiment!
I also love that there is a guide for parents and an activity guide with activity ideas, which is very helpful, especially when homeschooling. Sometimes it is hard to keep things new and exciting for kids and Educational Insights have so many great items that really do keep kids interested while learning.
 Ready to Win?
We love the Estimation Station and are so excited to offer a giveaway thanks to Educational Insights!
One Lucky Winner Will Receive An Estimation Station!
Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ years of age and will end on November 14th at 11:59pm. Good Luck!!

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24 comments:

debijackson said...

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Amanda said...

I'd like the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope.
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sandy1955 said...

I would like their GeoSafari® Vega 600 Telescope.
Sandy VanHoey

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

The alphabet bean bags.

Felicity Borgen said...

My son would LOVE the GeoSafari Classroom Dinosaur Dig!!

Laura said...

I'd like to have the Sprout & Grow™ Greenhouse with Wonder Soil™

Laurel said...

I like the number bean bags.
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Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

My kids would enjoy the Light Writer.

Joy N. said...

math slam

Lilac said...

My son would also love the PlayBrix™ Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted.

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Jan Messali said...

I'd also like to have the Colors and Alphabet Bean Bag sets.

Jennifer Young said...

I'd also love the Teaching Tiles™ Early Learning Tiles Beginning Reading Center

aperry said...

Geo safari telescope

Keely said...

I like their Geosafari® Telescope and Microscope Set

akronugurl said...

i like the PlayBrix™ Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted

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Boise Wiebers said...

Math Shark would be loved in my house.

AmberFaith said...

I love the Alphabet Bean Bags!

Mayla Moore said...

I think the Magic Moves® Electronic Wand would be a great toy for my son.

KaeliH said...

I'd also try the playfoam

Robyn Lucas said...

Design and Drill drill

Unknown said...

I would love some of their games

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taralieb said...

My son would love the GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope

Kathy said...

GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope, my Nephew picked it out:)
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rookieabh said...

Sprout & Grow Window™

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