Estimating Volume

Pretest

Match each measurement term with its estimated length. Just type inthe letter of the answer that you think is correct.

1. inch
2. centimeter
3. foot
4. meter

a. a school ruler

b. fingernail

c. a little more than 3 school rulers

5. Estimate the volume of a cereal box by rounding each measurement to the nearest tens.
The length of the box is 21 cm, the width is 7 cm, and the height is 35cm.
a) 3000 cm3
b) 3750 cm3
c) 5145 cm3
d) 8000 cm3

6. Estimate the volume of a carton by rounding each measurement to the nearest tens.
The length of the box is 12 mm, the width is 17 mm, and the height it 9 mm.
a) 200 mm3
b) 3000 mm3
c) 2000 mm3
d) 4000 mm3

7. Estimate the volume of a grocery bag by rounding each measurement to the nearest tens.
The length is 59 cm, the width is 32 cm and the length is 37cm.
a) 45000 cm3
b) 54000 cm3
c) 69856 cm3
d) 72000 cm3

8. Estimate the volume of a medium sized fish tank,
a) 9000 mm3
b) 9000 cm3
c) 9000 m3
d) 9000 km3

9. Estimate the volume of a laundry basket.
a) 980 in3
b) 30 ft3
c) 50 yds3
d) 2 mi3

10. Estimate the volume of a purse.
a) 1 in3
b) 1 ft3
c) 1 yd3
d) 1 mi3