How to Use Front-End Estimation


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Round this number to the nearest hundred: 178.

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1. Use front end estimation to estimate the answer to 13 + 37.

2. Use front end estimation to estimate the answer to 542 - 23.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Front end estimation is a helpful method to know when rounding numbers, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of it and let you put your skills to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on using front end estimation to:

  • Add numbers
  • Subtract numbers
  • Round numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving front end estimation
  • Making connections - use understanding of front end estimation as it applies to double and triple-digit numbers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions using front end estimation and four digit numbers

Additional Learning

You should also read the related lesson titled How to Use Front-End Estimation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define rounding and understand its function
  • Familiarize yourself with the rounding method of front end estimation
  • Understand front end estimation through provided examples