Post-Test

Estimating
for Reasonable Answers

TEKS Objective 5.4 A; 5.4 B

TAAS Objective 13

1. The shoe store has 1,694 pair of tennis shoes. The store has a total of 3,250 pair of shoes. Which is a reasonable total for the number of dress shoes in the shoe store?

2, John walked 1.8 miles on Monday, 1.9 miles on Tuesday, and 3.2 miles
on Wednesday. Which is the best estimate of the number of miles John walked
during the 3 days?

3. Mr. Perez lives in a small town. He drives from 63 to 67 miles round-trip
each day to work as a fireman in Houston. Which could be the total number
of miles he will drive if he works at the fire station for 15 days?

4. The 5th grade class at Travis Elementary has about 135 students. If
a school bus holds about 35 students, what would be a reasonable number
of busses needed for a field trip?

5. A football stadium has a total of 8,965 seats. At the first football game, 6,248 people attended, and at the second game 7,470 people attended. Which is a reasonable total number of empty seats in the football stadium at the second game?

6. Sarah went to the store for her mother. She bought dog food for $3.89,
milk for $3.29, and cereal for $2.99. Which is the best estimate of the
total cost of these items, not including tax?

7. The Drama Club at Washington High School put on a play last week. There
were 247 people at the play on Thursday night, 325 people on Friday, and
278 on Saturday. Which is the best estimate of the total number of people
who watched the play on those 3 nights?

8. The fifth graders from Lamar Elementary went on a field trip to the
zoo. They counted 28 buses from different schools. If there were 32 students
on each bus, which is the best estimate of the total number of students
on the buses?

9. Dustin bought a compact disc for $12.98 and a package of blank compact disc for $16.98. Which is the best estimate of the total amount he spent on these items, not including tax?

10. Mrs. Williams teaches 6 math classes each day. There are from 28 to
32 students in each class. Which is a reasonable total number of students
Mrs. Williams teaches each day?

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