# Estimated Quotient

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet provides students with division problems where they must estimate the result by comparing the dividend with two multiples of the divisor that it falls between. The students are then required to determine which of these two numbers the actual quotient is closer to, thereby providing an estimated quotient. For example, in problem 1, the number 323 is compared with 320 and 360 when divided by 4, and the student has concluded the estimated quotient is 80.

The objective of this worksheet is to strengthen students’ estimation skills by using benchmark numbers that are easy to divide. It encourages students to understand the concept of division as finding how many times a number (the divisor) is contained within another number (the dividend). Through this exercise, students practice rounding numbers and using multiples to find the nearest, most reasonable estimate for the quotient. This skill is vital for quick mental calculations and helps to build a foundation for more complex arithmetic problem-solving.