1. Topic

Weight & Estimation with Hedgie's Surprise 


2. Content

Read Hedgie's Surprise, Estimate Weight of a Chicken, Cat, & Egg 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1.Read Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett
2. Use objects from the book to tie into math estimation lesson.
3. Combine real world application with weight measurement. 


4. Objectives

1.Read and discuss literature.
2. Students will demonstrate accurate estimation.
3. Students will demonstrate accurate measuring ability. 


5. Materials and Aids

1. Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett
2. Estimating Weight Worksheet
3. Scale
4. Internet Access
5. A large egg for each group
6. An acorn for each group
7. A strawberry for each group
8. A mushroom for each group. 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1. Read Hedgie's Surprise with the class. As you're reading the
book, poll the class on objects including the egg, strawberry, acorn,
and mushroom.
2. Ask students how much they think a hen may weigh. Ask the students
how much they think the egg may weigh.
3. Ask the students what they find exciting about the book. 


B. Development
1. Upon completion of book reading, remind students of their math
lesson on estimation.
2. Pick up a an object off of your desk and ask students to estimate
the weight.
3. After polling students, estimate the weight of your object.
4. Weigh your object and compare your estimation with the weight of
the object.



C. Practice
1. Ask students break into their groups ask them to complete the
estimation portion of the worksheet.
2. Once they have completed the estimation portion, pass out a scale
for each group.
3. Have the students weigh the objects or use the Internet to research
how much an item may weigh. 


D. Independent Practice
1. Ask the students about objects they use in every day life.
2. Have them ponder the weight of the items, including lunch boxes
and backpacks. 


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
1. For ELL students, instructor will provide additional time as
need.
2. For ELL students, instructor will read questions to the student
if requested.
3. For EH students, instructor will provide additional time as need.
4. For EH students, instructor will read questions to the student
if need. 


F. Checking for understanding
1. Poll students during the story on purposes and need for estimation.
2. Model modern uses for estimation in the workplace.
3. Model modern uses for estimation at home.
4. Ask the students how their parents use estimation. 


G. Closure
1. Ask students to write three sentences on what they learned from
their estimation assignment.
2. Collect the estimation worksheets. 


7. Evaluation

1. Assessment via polling students during the course of the lesson.
2. Grade Estimation Worksheet for understanding. 

