Basics of Estimation
Pre-test

1. Which phrase is in word problems that indicates that you should estimate?
A. Which is the best estimate
C. What is the approximate
D. All of the phrases can indicate that you should estimate.

2. Which is the proper sequence when working with a word problem?
A. Read the problem, look for words that mean estimate, round the numbers in the word problem, decide which math function to use, work the problem, choose your answer.

3. Round the number 2,455 to the nearest thousand.
A. 2,460
B. 2,000
C. 3,000
D. 2, 450

4. Round the number 2,455 to the nearest ten.
A. 2,400
B. 2,000
C. 2,460
D. 2,500

5. Round the number 2,455 to the nearest hundred.
A. 2,400
B. 2,000
C. 2,460
D. 2,500

6. If Brian sold 543 candy bars for the school fund raiser, and Jessica sold 1,231 candy bars, which about how many more candy bars Jessica sold than Brian.

In this word problem you should
A. Round the two numbers then add
B. Round the two numbers then subtract
D. subtract the two amounts

7. If Kimberly ran 784 yards on Monday and she ran 942 yards on Tuesday, how many more miles did she run on Tuesday than on Monday? estimate then add
A. Round the two numbers then subtract
B. Round the two numbers then add the two amounts
C. subtract the two amounts

8. If the yellow car can go 129 miles per hour and the red car can go 146 miles per hour, what is the best estimated difference between the two cars?
A. About 20 miles per hour
B. About 30 miles per hour
C. About 40 miles per hour
D. About 50 miles per hour

9. If Michael read 1,234 pages in the read-a-thon, and Trey read 2,456 pages and Ashley read 5,321 pages, what is the approximate number of pages that they read altogether?
A. Between 3,000 and 4,000 pages
B. Between 4,000 and 5,000 pages
C. Between 5,000 and 6,000 pages
D. More than 8,000 pages