# Estimating Division

## Worksheet Description

The worksheet is a math exercise that involves a list of division problems. Each problem requires students to estimate the quotient by using compatible numbers—numbers that are easy to divide mentally. The worksheet features 20 questions, each with a division equation where students must fill in the blank with their estimated quotient. These compatible numbers are chosen to simplify the division process, providing a way to quickly find an approximate answer.

The aim of the worksheet is to teach students to efficiently find approximate answers to division problems by identifying numbers that are close to the dividend and divisible by the divisor without complicated calculations. This method of estimation is a valuable skill for mental math, allowing students to make quick and reasonable guesses about the results of division in everyday situations. It reinforces number sense and enhances the ability to approximate calculations, which is especially useful when exact answers are not necessary. By practicing with compatible numbers, students also improve their understanding of division as a mathematical operation.