30 Practice Problems
This worksheet presents a list of division problems for students to solve by estimation. Each problem pairs a three-digit dividend with a one- or two-digit divisor, and the students are instructed to use compatible numbers to estimate the quotients. Compatible numbers are those that are easy to divide together, allowing for quick mental calculations. The layout is straightforward, with blank lines provided for students to write their answers.
The purpose of this worksheet is to strengthen students’ skills in estimation, a key component of numerical literacy. It encourages students to recognize and use numbers that make mental calculation simpler, fostering an intuitive sense of number relationships and division. This exercise is not only about finding approximate answers but also about improving mental arithmetic and the ability to judge the reasonableness of mathematical outcomes. Through practice, students learn to streamline their problem-solving process, which can be particularly useful in tests or real-life situations where exact calculations are unnecessary or impractical.