Suppose you have 134 stamps in your collection. You want to display them on 5 pages of an album with about the same number of stamps on each page. About how many stamps should go on each page?
To solve, first we had to estimate. We saw many different estimates. 150/5, 135/5 and even 130/5. Any of these estimates are reasonable. To check our work we did the real division which resulted in 26 r 4. This meant that 4 of the 5 pages would have 27 stamps and one page would have 26 stamps.
This week, please write your own word problem that
- uses division to solve
- requires estimation
- requires the actual answer
- results in a remainder
- requires an explanation of that remainder
Make sure you write the problem and do all the work!