How many cookies are in the jar?

How many.jpgDuring Student Led Conferences the Grade 1 students had been asked to estimate, with the help of Mom and Dad, “How many cookies are in the jar?” and to record their answers.

The real inquiry happened today when we had to Lottadecide how we were going to find the answer. The children collaborated in finding ways to count, prove the number they came up with, and agree on totals. They then had the additional challenge of adding all the numbers together!  It was a fascinating day full of math inquiry!