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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1. Estimate 623 to closest tens place.

2. Estimate 61.3 to the nearest whole number.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

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