The worksheet is designed to practice division by estimating quotients using compatible numbers. It presents a series of division problems, each with a dividend and divisor, and students are expected to estimate the quotient rather than calculating the exact answer. The worksheet encourages the use of compatible numbers, which are numbers easy to divide mentally, to find an approximate answer quickly. Spaces are provided next to each problem for students to write their estimated quotients.
This worksheet is teaching students how to make reasonable estimates when dividing numbers, a valuable skill for quick mental math and for situations where an exact answer isn’t necessary. By using compatible numbers, students learn to simplify problems and develop a sense of number magnitude and division patterns. This skill can be particularly useful in real-world scenarios such as splitting a bill, estimating a budget, or during shopping to quickly figure out unit prices. Furthermore, practicing estimation can help students check the reasonableness of their answers in more complex mathematical problems.