Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Estimate Quotients


Estimating answers is really easy and now I am going to teach you how to estimate quotients. So for example you get a problem like 47/5. First you have to estimate the number 47 to a number that 5 can easily go into.So lets round 47 to 45 because it is the closest number that can be evenly divided by 5 and is in the times table of 5 as well. Now our problem is 45/5 and we all know that 5*9=45 so 45/5=9. Our estimated quotient equals 9. To understand this topic better I suggest you watch the video...And try some of these:

 Sheet 1 Practice Problems on Estimating Quotients

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