Estimation

Category : 1st Class

 

OBJECTIVE

 

  • Students will involve in estimating real-life quantities such as distances, areas and volumes.
  • Estimation allows students to make judgments about how much time, money, food..... they will need.
  • In estimation, students use their mathematical reasoning which ultimately saves time and money.

 

INTRODUCTION

Estimation is a rough calculation of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

 

Examples

 

1.         How many sweets are there in the box? Estimate.

(a) 6                                          (b) 7           

(c) 8                                          (d) 9

 

Ans.     (b) There are 7 sweets in the box

 

 

 

                2.            Reha went to the zoo and saw some Giraffes and Alligators. She made a picture graph of the animals at the zoo:

Which animal did she see fewer of?

(a) Alligators                               (b) Giraffes     

(c) Both                                     (d) None of them

 

Ans.     (b) Count the number of each animal in the graph. She saw 7 Alligators and 3 Giraffes. So, she saw fewer Giraffes.

 

 

 

                  3.            Which bus is the shortest among them?

(a) P                                         (b) Q          

(c) R                                          (d) S

 

Ans.     (d) Bus S is shortest among them.

 

 

 

                 4.            Which tower is taller than B?

(a) A                                         (b) B           

(c) C                                         (d) D

 

Ans.     (d) Tower D is taller than B.

 

 

 

                   5.            Estimate the weight of an eraser?

                   

(a) 2 g                                       (b) 2 kg        

(c) 200 g                                    (d) 5 kg

 

Ans.     (a) The estimated weight of a rubber is 2 g.

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