# How to Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept

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### Which of the following is true when it comes to rounding numbers?

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### 2. Estimate 61.3 to the nearest whole number.

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When estimating, there is a general rule to follow that helps simplify the process significantly. In this quiz, you'll be applying this rule in a number of problems where you'll be asked to estimate numbers.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is for you to assess your estimating ability by:

• Recognizing whether to round up or down in a given scenario
• Estimating to a closest tens place
• Estimating to a closest whole number
• Rounding to a closest dollar
• Estimating to a closest hundreds place

## Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on estimating in math
• Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether a number would be rounded up or down in a given example
• Knowledge application - use the information you've learned and estimate numbers

The lesson How To Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept will cover the following objectives:

• Explain the definition of estimation
• Explain the rule of estimating in math
• Understand how the rule changes when rounding a 5
• Explain the differences in places when estimating
• Cover examples of when to use estimating
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