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Surf for More Math

Lesson 1 - Estimating with Decimal Dividends


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


Estimate the quotient when dividing a decimal by a one-digit number.

Builds Upon

Student Book page 272



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 student turns over a card, and each student estimates the quotient of the problem shown. Students write down their estimates and then use a calculator to find the exact answer. The student with the closest estimate earns one point. When there is a tie, the tied students each earn one point. Play proceeds in a clockwise direction. The student with the most points after ten rounds wins the game.