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Lesson 1 - Estimating Quotients

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Estimating Quotients here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Estimate quotients when dividing decimal numbers.


Builds Upon

Student Book page 294-296

Instructions for Use

Quotient Guess and Check prompts students to practice estimating decimal quotients.

To use Quotient Guess and Check, print the activity sheet. Have students estimate the closest quotient in a division problem.

Have students play a game Quotient Guess and Check with one or more partners. Division cards are stacked face down. One player turns over a card, and each player estimates the quotient of the problem shown. Players write down their estimates and then use a calculator to find the exact answer. The player with the closest estimate earns one point. When there is a tie, the tied players each earn one point. Play proceeds in a clockwise direction. The player with the most points after ten rounds wins the game.