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Lesson Plan: Estimating Decimal Quotients Mathematics • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate the result of dividing a decimal by a whole number or a decimal.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • estimate a quotient by replacing the decimal dividend and divisor with compatible numbers,
  • estimate the quotient by rounding a decimal dividend and divisor to the nearest whole numbers.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • how the digits change when a whole number is multiplied by 10 or 100,
  • using compatible numbers to make division expressions easier.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • dividing numbers with more than two decimal places.

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