Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free Estimation worksheet of 33 questions and answers
Estimating involves rounding numbers to make calculations easier; we use estimation to give an approximate answer to a calculation. The estimated answer will not be exactly the same as the correct answer but it will be similar and the place value of the number is likely to be the same.
When estimating in maths, we usually round numbers to 1 significant figure. For example, a 3 digit number would be rounded to the nearest hundred. We can estimate sums, differences, products and quotients and can apply estimation to multistep problems. We can also use estimation to find approximate answers to square root questions.
Estimating is very commonly used in real life, for example estimating the numbers of items we can buy at the shop.
Looking forward, students can then progress to additional number worksheets, for example an equivalent fractions & ordering fractions worksheet or simplifying fractions worksheet.
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