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# Estimating Products of Whole Numbers Matching Game

• Updated:  19 Oct 2023

Guide your students to round the factors to estimate the product with this matching game designed for 4th and 5th-grade students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

teaching resource

# Estimating Products of Whole Numbers Matching Game

• Updated:  19 Oct 2023

Guide your students to round the factors to estimate the product with this matching game designed for 4th and 5th-grade students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

Guide your students to round the factors to estimate the product with this matching game designed for 4th and 5th-grade students.

## Practice Estimating – Multiplication Style!

Estimation is an important math skill that students will use for years to come. They learn to estimate how much something would cost or the approximate amount of material they need for a project. After students have a solid understanding of how to round, they can use this skill to estimate products of whole numbers by rounding each factor to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand and so on.

Teach Starter has created a matching game to help your students refine their understanding of how to estimate with multiplication problems. This teacher-created resource comes with an instructions page, 36 playing cards, a recording sheet and an answer key.

## How To Use Our 4th and 5th Grade Math Game

To use this matching game, first print and cut out the pieces to the game. Consider keeping them in an envelope for easy storage. After preparing the cards, give each group a set of matching cards and a recording sheet. Students can either play the game traditional “Memory” style, or they can keep the cards face up.

Students must work to create a 3-piece match containing an equation, rounded equation and estimated product. Once students have found the 12 matches, they can write their answers on their recording sheet to turn in.

## Easily Prepare This Matching Game for Your Students

If you are ready to add this teacher-created resource to your collection of estimation resources, head on over to the green download button. Choose from the quick-print PDF document or the editable Google Slides file. If selecting the Google Slides option, please note that you will first be prompted to make a copy of the resource to your personal drive before accessing it.

To keep this matching game handy for years to come, consider printing the materials on cardstock and laminating the cards for durability.

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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