Using Compatible Numbers to Estimate Division
Great strategy for those struggling with division!

My 5th grade students really struggle with the concept of estimating to divide. When you throw in the terminology of 'compatible numbers' it seems to get even more confusing.

I created this tri-fold-up for their math journals to help guide them through the process of using compatible numbers to estimate the quotient. This fold-up defines what a compatible number is and shows examples.

To practice the skill, I have included a two-sided worksheet. This worksheet will allow students the opportunity to practice for success.. Answer key with possible answers is included.

For information on how to assemble a tri-fold-up product please visit my blog post.
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Created: Aug 22, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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