Lesson Plan: Front-End Estimations: Up to 1,000,000,000 Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to round numbers up to 1,000,000,000 using the front-end estimation strategy.


Students will be able to

  • use front-end estimation to estimate large numbers written in standard, expanded, or word form,
  • write estimates for large numbers in word and standard form.


Students should already be familiar with

  • using front-end estimation with three-digit numbers.


Students will not cover

  • using front-end estimation to approximate numbers with more than 10 digits,
  • estimating sums and differences.

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