Pre-Test

Estimating
for Reasonable Answers

TEKS Objective 5.4 A; 5.4 B

TAAS Objective 13

1. Jan went shopping and bought 3 pair of shoes costing from $25
to $30, including tax. About how much money did Jan spend shopping?

2.
Henry recycles aluminum cans. The 1st week he collected about 14
pounds, the 2nd week about 23 pounds, the 3rd week 9 lbs and the 4th week
16 pounds. About how much did he collect for all four weeks?

3. Jerry picks between 45 and 55 oranges in the citrus orchard in 1 hour. About how many oranges could Jerry pick in 8 hours?

4. The Student Council would like to raise $300 for the Adopt a
Family project. If the members sell magazines for about $17 a subscription,
about how many magazines need to be sold to meet their goal?

5.
The Johnsons took a trip to California. They drove for 5 days.They
drove between 350 and 450 miles a day. About how many miles did the
Johnsons drive?

6. To get ready for the basketball tournament, the basketball
team practiced 90 minutes a day
for a week. How many hours did the team practice basketball for week?

7. The science club measured the amount of rainfall for 5 days.
Day 1 there **.2** inches; day 2 there was 0 inches, day 3 **.8**
inches; day 4 there was **.6 **inches; day 5 there was 0 inches. About
how much rain fell for the week?

8.
Jerry is reading a book that has 183 pages. If he reads 20 pages a
night, how many nights will it take him to finish the book?

9. In Mrs. Jones’ reading class, she is giving a prize to the
student that read the most pages in a year. James read a total of 2,842 for
the year. William read a total 4,654 pages, and Thomas read a total of 6,137
pages. Which is the best estimate of home many more pages Thomas read than
James read?

10. Every morning, 28 buses drop off students to Carver Elementary. If about 32 children ride a school bus, about how many children are dropped off at school?

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