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estimate the distance of a trip, then check it with the odometer or map.

# Estimate the Number of Objects Worksheets

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Basic Lesson
Demonstrates making educated guesses. Also includes practice problems.
Standard: MATH 4
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Intermediate Lesson
Uses a larger number of objects than what is presented in the basic lesson.
Standard: MATH 4
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Independent Practice 1
16 problems ask you to guess how many and then check by counting. The answers can be found below.
Standard: MATH 4
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Independent Practice 2
12 problems ask you to guess how many and then check by counting. The answers can be found below.
Standard: MATH 4
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Estimate the Number of Objects Homework
Contains 6 mixed object problems. An example is provided.
Standard: MATH 4
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Estimate the Number of Objects Quiz
10 problems that test introductory visual estimation skills.
Standard: MATH 4
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Answers for the homework and quiz.
Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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The next level of math skills.
-Visually Estimate
-Estimate Large Operations
-Estimating Weight and Volume
-Rounding Numbers To Tens
Remedial Math Worksheets
Skills needed to get to this level.
-Estimating the Half Way Point
-Estimate on a Number Line
-Estimate Operations
-Estimating Length