teaching resource

# Estimating Sums and Differences Differentiated Worksheets

• Updated:  20 Oct 2023

Teach your students how to round and use compatible numbers to estimate sums and differences with this set of differentiated worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

• Differentiated:  Yes

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teaching resource

# Estimating Sums and Differences Differentiated Worksheets

• Updated:  20 Oct 2023

Teach your students how to round and use compatible numbers to estimate sums and differences with this set of differentiated worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

• Differentiated:  Yes

Teach your students how to round and use compatible numbers to estimate sums and differences with this set of differentiated worksheets.

## Estimation Worksheets for Your Classroom!

With this set of printable worksheets, you will receive three different levels of our estimating sums and differences worksheet. Each level is indicated with either one, two or three stars in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

As your students are working through the problems, you will find that they are scaffolded in a manor to where they will:

• Practise rounding individual numbers
• Determine compatible numbers for a set of given numbers
• Label number lines, plot points and determine the estimated sum or difference
• Answer word problems involving estimation

These teacher-created worksheets can be used as independent practise pages after a lesson, a homework assignment or even a task to complete in a maths centre.

## Teach How to Estimate the Sum and Difference of Two Numbers

We know that estimation is an important life skill as mental maths is used in a variety of situations. Teaching your students from early on how to estimate sums and differences will give them the practise they need, so they are able to accurately estimate.

For students who may need additional support, start by assigning the 1-star worksheet. Additionally, consider providing number lines, base ten blocks or completed examples to assist.

If there are students in need of a challenge, assign the 3-star worksheet or invite students to complete multiple levels of the task.

## How to Get Your Year 3 and Year 4 Maths Worksheets

Are you ready to get your hands on these estimation worksheets? Simply click on the green button and choose from the quick-print PDF document or the editable Google Slides file. If selecting the Google Slides file, please note that it will prompt you first to make a copy to your personal drive.

This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

## Looking For Extra Activities to Practise Rounding Numbers?

Being able to round to a given place is the backbone of estimation, so if you are looking for some resources to help strengthen this skill, check out some of our suggested activities below!

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