Zowie Estimation

Zowie Estimation

Description: Presented with a variety of objects, students will be asked to estimate mass in grams, volume in cubic centimeters, or number of objects in a container.


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In what order may students complete the 3 parts of Zowie Estimation?

Students must complete Station #1 first.  After they hand in their cup they may not get it back.


After that, we suggest going in order, Station #2 then Station #3. However, if they want, they may do Station #3 before Station #2. They also may return to Stations #2 or #3 again before turning in their answer sheet.

Will the weight of the cup be a consideration in the total weight?

The amount in the cup should be 100 grams NOT including the weight of the cup

What is the shape of the containers? will they all be rectangular or will there be circular containers also?


Any container is possible. Remember that students should count one layer on the surface, how many layers, and then multiply (No matter what is the shape of container).


The event is estimated to take thirty minutes. Is this firm? Do the competitors have more time if needed? May students wear a wristwatch to help them manage their time?

The maximum time allowed is listed on the tournament schedule, and is not flexible.  Students generally may leave early, quietly.


Students may wear a wristwatch.

May students use a blank sheet of paper to write their calculations before putting an answer on the scoring sheet?

Students may not bring additional resources into the event, even a sheet of paper.


The back of the answer sheet is blank, and is available for students to use for calculations, as needed.