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Surf For More Math


Lesson 1: Estimating Sums


Estimate sums of 2-digit numbers to solve problems.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 136–137

Instructions for Use

Estimation Contraption asks your child to estimate sums. Note that Level 1 is most appropriate for your child.

Click “Instructions” to read about estimating, then click “Play Game.” Before the time runs out, estimate the total. Type your estimate in the box, then click “OK.” When Level 1 is complete, click here to play again.

Estimating a Sum allows your child to practise estimating sums of 2-digit numbers using tens.

Scroll down the page to the section marked “Practice,” then click “Start.” Read the numbers in the white boxes, and estimate their sum. Select the sum from the buttons. Beneath these buttons, a message will appear to tell you if you answered correctly or not. Then read the next problem in the white boxes beneath the “Start” button.