DEC
25
2011

# Estimation Station Review & Giveaway

I know it’s silly, but I’ve seriously always wanted an Estimation Station for our school room! I mean how fun! We participate in a monthly Boy’s Lego club and Science day. Each month our host has a little jar filled with something that the kids get to estimate. Whoever is closest wins the jar, which usually has something totally fun like M&M’s in it!

And wouldn’t you know it, the awesome people at Educational Insights just happened to have one of these bad boys for us to review! This one is so cool, it even comes with a little cup that you can fill so the kids can really use some actual math skills to help them estimate how much the whole station holds.

Obviously ours has Lego’s in it. Aside from school use, we used our Estimation Station at my son’s Lego birthday party this summer too. We had all the boys guess the amount of Lego’s inside and then the winner received a fun Lego set!

The possibilities are endless here, and the kids get so excited when they see a new one show up in our school room! I am going to try and do a new one each week for them. And it’s great for logical thinking, addition, and multiplication skill building too! And with the estimation cup, your students can use some more precise logical mathematical estimation skills instead of just guessing.

Want more info? Visit the Educational Insights links below, if you stop by let them know that Erica @ Confessions sent you over!

Now you KNOW that Educational Insights is offering a FREE Estimation Station to one of my readers! So if you’re interested, keep reading!

Mandatory Entry:

• Simply leave a comment below letting me know why you’d like to win an Estimation Station from Educational Insights.

Additional Optional Entries: (optional additional entries, not required to win)

Enter to win an @ed_insights Estimation Station from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 12/30/11! http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/?p=4239

Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

• The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday December 30, 2011. Winner will be announced by Monday January 2, 2011.
• No purchase necessary to win.
• Void where prohibited by law.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• If prize winner forfeits or does not claim prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion.
• Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
• This giveaway is offered to US & Canada residents only!
• Odds of winning based on number of entries.
• This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
• Disclosure: Educational Insights provided with free Estimation Station for review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

1. Cathy Parkerson says:

This would bring a fun approach to enhancing our estimation skills.

2. This would be so much fun to add to our school room =) Thanks!

3. Alisha says:

I would love to add this to our school room!!

4. Paula says:

This would come in handy for our schoolroom!

5. Tanya M says:

It would be a great addition to our math related materials, and I can see it being used a lot, since my kids LOVE our Estimation Guessing Games that we often play using everyday items around us.

6. Tanya M says:

I Like Educational Insights on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

7. Amy says:

How fun! My kiddos would love that at school.

8. Tanya M says:

I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler via email.

9. Amy says:

I subscribe to your blog.

10. This is just so cute! Leave it to Educational Insights to come up with it! LOVE their products.

Thanks,
Angie

11. We are going to start homeschooling next year and we would love to be able to use it! Thanks!
Jill

12. Debbie Zach says:

How cool! would love to win!!

13. Stephanie says:

What a fun way to get kids interested in the application of math skills they’re learning!

14. Karen says:

Would love it!

15. Karen says:

I subscribe via email.

16. Shelley Pickett says:

What a fun way to incorporate some extra math into our day!!

17. Brandy B says:

Such a fun way for us to bring more math into the home!!

18. Jane A. says:

Wow, I’m excited about this math tool. So much fun and so much learning!

19. Kate says:

Love it! The extra cup to aid in estimating is such an awesome idea!

20. Jane A. says:

I subcribe to your blog via email.

21. loura says:

My kids would love this!

22. loura says:

I Subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler

23. Ashley says:

This would be great to help my boys with their math, and I’m sure it would be used with Legos in our home too

24. I would love to begin work on estimation with our boys.

25. Cyndy says:

This would be great to help start our classroom!

26. Cyndy says:

I subscribe via email too! Thanks

27. I am starting homeschooling next year, and I would love to have this to add to our collection of fun homeschooling items!

28. Heidi says:

We are just getting started homeschooling and need to build up a good supply of quality learning tools; this would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity!

29. Heidi says:

Like them on FB!

30. Heidi says:

31. Heidi says:

Tweeted

32. Heidi says:

Follow them on Twitter! About to check out the sale, too – thanks again!

33. heidi says:

More math! Yay!

34. Suzi says:

This is something I would never have thought of! Cool!

35. heidi says:

I follow CoaH on email.

36. Lora says:

I have had this on my wish list for awhile now and would love to win! I’d like to possibly add to calendar time or just to use with our math.

37. Julia says:

I would love to get the Estimation Station for my kids’ schoolroom. Thanks.

38. Christy says:

I should do more estimation! This would be fun and handy to have.

39. Julia says:

I liked them on FB.

40. Julia says:

I am now following them on Twitter. What a great company.

41. Julia says:

I already subscribe via email.

42. Julia says:

43. Theresa V. says:

I think my kids would love this! It would make estimating more fun!

44. Amy J says:

This would be great for school or fun!

45. I would love this in my classroom. It would definitely enhance our math exploration!

46. I subscribe to your blog via email.

47. I “like” Educational Insights on FB.

48. amanda b says:

This would be great way to get some extra math in our day

49. Teresa Walker says:

My son and I would love this for our homeschool classroom.
PS. I love your blog!

50. laura says:

love this! hope I win!

51. Amber S says:

What a fun way to teach a difficult concept. I would love to add this to our new schoolroom.

52. Amber S says:

I “Liked” Educational Insights on Facebook.

53. Kimberly says:

My kids love to estimate( and the fun candy, grapes,baby carrots ect. that they get to eat)!!

54. kristen says:

we do an estimation activity every Friday, this would be a great asset!

55. Kimberly says:

I am an email subscriber!

56. kristen says:

I have liked EI on facebook

57. Andrea Gardner says:

I would *LOVE* to win this for my boys! Neither one understands estimation despite my, apparently not so great, efforts I hope something like this will help them!

58. Andrea Gardner says:

I already like EI on FB

59. Andrea Gardner says:

60. Andrea Gardner says:

I subscribe via email

61. Andrea Gardner says:
62. Angie Dierkes says:

I would love to win this.

63. robyn rachac says:

WOW, i know this would definitely be of great use in our classroom! thank you for the opportunity to win, Erica.

64. Angie Dierkes says:

I subscribe to your email.

65. Angie Dierkes says:

I liked educational insights on Facebook.

66. Hallie says:

Oh what fun!! Our old library used to have a month contest of this kind and my girls loved guessing how many jelly beans, M&Ms etc were inside. I think this would be a great tool to have in our school room! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!

67. gennifer says:

love the concept. my kiddos would love it.

68. Hallie says:

I follow them on FB!

69. Hallie says:

70. Hallie says:

I subscribe via emails and love getting them!!

71. Suzanne Ruckman says:

This looks like so much fun! I would love to win this to help our sons learn about estimating, and the Lego idea is awesome! Thanks!

72. Suzanne Ruckman says:

I Like Educational Insights on Facebook.

73. How adorable. My kids would love this.

74. Suzanne Ruckman says:

75. Michele says:

I would love to get this, estimation is one of my weaknesses also, I would love for my children to be better at this skill!

76. Glenda says:

How cool! I’d love to have this for our school room as well. Would make a fun incentive as well!

77. Christi says:

This looks like a fun math tool! We would love to have it for school!

78. Beth says:

This would be a really fun way to start working with multiplication skills. I love this idea as a fun homeschool activity.

79. Melissa says:

How fun! My son loves guessing how many things are in jars. I know he would absolutely love to have this in our school area.

80. Melissa says:

I already “Like” Educational Insights on Facebook.

81. Melissa says:

I am subscribed to you via email & RSS feed.

82. Eleasah says:

This would be so awesome to use in our homeschooling studies plus for use at the home schooling co-op we attend 2X/Month…I too can see the varied uses!!

83. Laura says:

What a cool estimation station! The kids and I would love it!!!

84. kelly says:

math is not my area of teaching (lol I was an english major in college!) so any thing math oriented is always a plus for me with the kids. I would love to win this for our school room

85. kelly says:

86. I have never even heard of this, but now I would LOVE it! What a creative idea! I just started homeschooling two years ago and this is just another example of why it is so FUN!

87. This would be fun to use with all sorts of items… math and fun at the same time

88. Stasia says:

My sons have struggled a little with estimation so this would be a fun way to teach them.

89. Heather says:

This would be a fun learning tool for our homeschool room!

90. Heather says:

I subscribe to Confessions!

91. My son LOVES numbers and counting. I bet he’d have a blast with this!

93. Sherri says:

This would be so much fun!!! In the classroom, birthday parties, youth group parties, Christmas parties,……wow…….I can think of several places to take this!! My kids would LOVE this….We would All love this!!! Thanks!!

94. Kim Rhone says:

This would jump start our math skills at home.

95. Kim Rhone says:

I subscribe to COH via email

96. jennie T says:

I woul love too add this to our school room:) how fun!! Thanks

97. jennie T says:

I subscibe to confesions:)

98. jennie T says:

I like educational insight on face book

99. Susan says:

I homeschooled my sons before it was “popular” . They are 32 and 28 years old now. I want to help fill my grandchildren’s schoolrooms with fun learning aids that might not be essentials that fit the curriculum budget but would be nice additions!

100. Rhoda says:

We haven’t done much in the past with estimation, a skill we definitely need work on. (Out of sight, out of mind.) Having the estimation station would be a great visual out in the forefront. Thank you for the possibilities.

101. Rhoda says:

I subscribe through email to Confessions. Always a favorite. Thank you for all you do and the encouragement you give along the way.

102. Christi says:

I would use it in my classroom and at home with my daughter.

103. I would use this every week without fail. What a great idea!

104. Desiree vibat says:

What a fun math tool!!!!! We’d LOVE to win it for our school room!

105. Sherri says:

My boys would love this fun math tool!

106. Sherri says:

I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler via email.

107. Carol T. says:

Hi!

I’ve always had trouble getting my kindergarteners to make reasonable estimations. Now they are a bit more mature and this items looks like a great fun way to practice estimation with them. The Estimation Station would be a great addition to our classroom. Thanks for the opportunity to preview this product and a chance to win one too!

Carol

108. Vanessa says:

Would really like to give this to my mother.

109. Vanessa says:

Subscribing via email.

110. Susan says:

This would be so fun to use for math skills and simply developing brainstorming.

111. Susan says:

I am subscribed to COAH via email.

112. Cindy says:

This would be really fun to use for math.

113. Cindy says:

I subscribe to your blog via email.

114. Vanessa says:

I tweeted about the giveaway.

115. Jenn says:

This would be a nice addition to our homeschool!

116. Vanessa says:

Following Educational Insights on Twitter.

117. Jenn says:

I like Educational Insights on Facebook.

118. I would love to win this for my classroom! We talk about estimation a LOT and my students love it! Currently our estimation station consists of 3 jars filled with pom poms, which is great, but I know my students would be thrilled with something a bit more “official” plus I love the idea of using the cup to help them go beyond guessing and actually use number sense to estimate!

119. I liked Educational Insights on Facebook!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

120. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler by email!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

121. I am following EI on Twitter now! (Herding_Kats)

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

122. What a great way to improve my kids’ logical thinking.

123. Christine says:

I would love to use this in our homeschooling!

124. Christine says:

I am already a fan of EI on FB!

125. Terri H says:

My kids love estimating contests! They do them at the library but, we would love to have one for our school room!

126. Terri H says:

I subscribe to your blog via email.

127. Barbie Fisher says:

I would love to have this to use at the homeschool group I am in charge of. The children would really like it.

128. Barbie Fisher says:

I subscribe to your emails.

129. Barbie Fisher says:

I like Educational Insights on Facebook.

130. Pam A says:

THis would be great to add to our school room!

131. Pam A says:

subscribe via email

132. Looks like fun. This would be a wonderful added addition to our classroom.

133. Emily says:

This looks like a fun math tool! We’d love to win.

134. kelly says:

We would love to add this to our schoolroom!
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135. kelly says:

I follow via email.
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136. Leslie says:

My kids would LOVE this! It would be a great addition to our schoolroom!

137. Corrie says:

I’d love an estimation station! Please leave ideas of how you used it!

138. Kristy B says:

this is an awesome idea and something my girls love to do!

139. Kristy B says:

I subscribe via rss

140. I think this would be so much fun for the entire family!

141. I like Educational Insights on FB.

142. I subscribe to your blog via email.

144. Jamie says:

I’d love to win an Estimation Station from Educational Insights! Thanks for the giveaway!!

145. Susan Menzmer says:

Oh, I would SO love to have this for our homeschool! My daughter would love it, and I am really looking for more hands-on fun math things to do with her.

146. Susan Menzmer says:

147. Charis says:

I’d love to win this to start teaching estimation to my kindergartener.

148. Charis says:

I subscribe by email.

149. Monica says:

this is a neat idea to add to our homeschooling..great way to improve on estimation skills.