Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (2024)

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Kimberly will be riding her bike to school this year. The distance from her house to the end of the Street is \(\frac{1}{62}\)mile. The distance from the end of the Street to the school is \(\frac{3}{8}\) mile. About how far is Kimberly’s house from school?

You can use benchmarks to find reasonable estimates by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

One Way:

Use a number line.
Estimate. \(\frac{1}{6}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\)
STEP 1:
Place a point at \(\frac{1}{6}\) on the number line.
The fraction is between ________ and __________.
The fraction \(\frac{1}{6}\) is closer to the benchmark _________.
Round to ________.
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (1)

STEP 2:
Place a point at \(\frac{3}{8}\) on the number line.
The fraction is between __________ and _________.
The fraction \(\frac{3}{8}\) is closer to the benchmark ___________.
Round to _________.
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (2)

STEP 3:
Add the rounded fractions.
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (3)

So, Kimberly’s house is about ________ mile from the school.
Answer:\(\frac{1}{6}\)
Use a number line.
Estimate. \(\frac{1}{6}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\)
STEP 1:
Place a point at \(\frac{1}{6}\) on the number line.
The fraction is between \(\frac{0}{6}\) and \(\frac{6}{6}\)
The fraction \(\frac{1}{6}\) is closer to the benchmark \(\frac{0}{6}\)
Round to \(\frac{0}{6}\)
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (4)

STEP 2:
Place a point at \(\frac{3}{8}\) on the number line.
The fraction is between \(\frac{0}{8}\) and \(\frac{3}{8}\)
The fraction \(\frac{3}{8}\) is closer to the benchmark \(\frac{4}{8}\)
Round to \(\frac{4}{8}\)
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (5)

STEP 3:
Add the rounded fractions.

Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (6)
So, Kimberly’s house is about \(\frac{1}{2}\)mile from the school.

Another Way

Use mental math.
You can compare the numerator and the denominator to round a fraction and find a reasonable estimate.

Estimate. \(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\)
STEP 1:
Round \(\frac{9}{10}\).
Think: The numerator is about the same as the denominator.
Round the fraction \(\frac{9}{10}\) to __________.

Remember
A fraction with the same numerator and denominator, such as \(\frac{2}{2}, \frac{5}{5}, \frac{12}{12}\) or \(\frac{96}{96}\), is equal to 1.

STEP 2:
Round \(\frac{5}{8}\)
Think: The numerator is about half the denominator.
Round the fraction \(\frac{5}{8}\) to ___________.

STEP 3:
Subtract
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (7)
So, \(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\) is about __________.
Answer:

STEP 1:
Round \(\frac{9}{10}\).
Think: The numerator is about the same as the denominator.
Round the fraction \(\frac{9}{10}\) to \(\frac{10}{10}\)

Remember
A fraction with the same numerator and denominator, such as \(\frac{2}{2}, \frac{5}{5}, \frac{12}{12}\) or \(\frac{96}{96}\), is equal to 1.

STEP 2:
Round \(\frac{5}{8}\)
Think: The numerator is about half the denominator.
Round the fraction \(\frac{5}{8}\) to \(\frac{4}{8}\)

STEP 3:
Subtract
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (8)
So, \(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\) is about \(\frac{1}{2}\)

Math Talk
Mathematical Processes

Explain another way you could use benchmarks to estimate \(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\).
Answer:
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\) = \(\frac{1}{6}\)
\(\frac{1}{6}\) is very near to \(\frac{1}{5}\)
Explanation:
Used bench marks to find the sum

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Estimate the sum or difference.

Question 1.
\(\frac{5}{6}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\)
a. Round \(\frac{5}{6}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{6}{6}\)

b. Round \(\frac{3}{8}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{4}{8}\)

c. Add to find the estimate. \(\frac{6}{6}\) +\(\frac{4}{8}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Answer: 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Go Math Lesson 5.3 5th Grade Answer Key Question 2.
\(\frac{5}{9}\) – \(\frac{3}{8}\)
Answer:
a. Round \(\frac{5}{9}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{5}{9}\)

b. Round \(\frac{3}{8}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{4}{8}\)

c. Add to find the estimate. \(\frac{5}{9}\) – \(\frac{4}{8}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{18}\)
Answer: 1\(\frac{1}{18}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 3.
\(\frac{5}{6}\) + \(\frac{2}{5}\)
Answer:
a. Round \(\frac{5}{6}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{6}{6}\)

b. Round \(\frac{2}{5}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{2}{5}\)

c. Add to find the estimate. \(\frac{6}{6}\) +\(\frac{2}{5}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Answer: 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 4.
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{1}{9}\)
Answer:
a. Round \(\frac{9}{10}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{10}{10}\)

b. Round \(\frac{1}{9}\) to its closest benchmark.
Answer: \(\frac{0}{9}\)

c. Add to find the estimate. \(\frac{10}{10}\) – \(\frac{0}{9}\) = 1
Answer: 1
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Problem Solving

Lesson 5.3 Answer Key 5th Grade Go Math Question 5.
How do you know whether your estimate for \(\frac{9}{10}\) + 3\(\frac{6}{7}\) would be greater than or less than the actual sum? Explain.
Answer: Greater than the actual sum
\(\frac{9}{10}\) + 3\(\frac{6}{7}\) =
close to bench marks \(\frac{10}{10}\) + 3\(\frac{7}{7}\) = 4
Explanation:
Is greater than the actual sum
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 6.
Write Math Nick estimated that \(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) is about 2. Explain how you know his estimate is not reasonable.
Answer: \(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\)
close to benchmarks \(\frac{4}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) = 1
Explanation:
Nick estimated that \(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) is about 2.
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.
so, his estimation is wrong

Problem Solving

Question 7.
Lisa and Valerie are picnicking in Trough Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. Lisa has brought a salad that she made with \(\frac{3}{4}\) cup of strawberries, \(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of peaches, and \(\frac{1}{6}\) cup of blueberries. About how many total cups of fruit are in the salad?
Answer:
\(\frac{3}{4}\) + \(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{1}{6}\) very close to bench marks
\(\frac{4}{4}\) + \(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{0}{6}\) =2 \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
Lisa and Valerie are picnicking in Trough Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.
Lisa has brought a salad that she made with \(\frac{3}{4}\) cup of strawberries,
\(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of peaches, and \(\frac{1}{6}\) cup of blueberries.
2\(\frac{1}{2}\) total cups of fruit are in the salad

Question 8.
Multi-Step At Trace State Park in Mississippi, there is a 40-mile mountain bike trail. Tommy rode A of the trail on Saturday and \(\frac{1}{5}\) of the trail on Sunday. He estimates that he rode more than 22 miles over the two days. Is Tommy’s estimate reasonable?
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (9)
Answer: yes
Explanation:
\(\frac{1}{5}\) + \(\frac{1}{5}\) = 1
20 + 20 = 40
one represents the whole
so, his estimation is reasonable

Go Math 5th Grade Lesson 5.3 How to Estimate Fractions Question 9.
H.O.T Explain how you know that \(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{6}{10}\) is greater than 1.
Answer: No
Explanation:
Close to the bench marks
\(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{5}{10}\) = 1
actual sum is greater than 1

Daily Assessment Task

Fill in the bubble completely to show your answer.

Question 10.
Mia uses \(\frac{1}{5}\) of a bag of gravel in the morning and \(\frac{11}{12}\) of a bag in the afternoon. About how much gravel does she use in one day?
(A) 0 bags
(B) \(\frac{1}{2}\) bag
(C) 1 bag
(D) 2\(\frac{1}{2}\) bags
Answer: C
\(\frac{1}{5}\) + \(\frac{11}{12}\)
nearest benchmarks are
\(\frac{0}{5}\) + \(\frac{12}{12}\) = 1
Explanation:
Mia uses \(\frac{1}{5}\) of a bag of gravel in the morning and \(\frac{11}{12}\) of a bag in the afternoon.
she use 1 bag of gravel

Question 11.
Evaluate Reasonableness Hector and Veronica are going hiking. They made a trail mix that has \(\frac{2}{3}\) cup of almonds, \(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of peanuts, and \(\frac{4}{5}\) cup of raisins in it. Hector estimates that they made about 3 cups of trail mix. Is the estimate greater than or less than the actual sum? How do you know?
(A) The estimate is greater because each fraction is rounded up to a benchmark.
(B) The estimate is less because each fraction is rounded down to a benchmark.
(C) The estimate is greater because they really made more than 3 cups.
(D) The estimate is less because each fraction is rounded up to a benchmark.
Answer: A
Explanation:
\(\frac{2}{3}\) + \(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{5}\)
rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{3}{3}\) + \(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{5}{5}\) = 3
Evaluated Reasonableness Hector and Veronica are going hiking.
They made a trail mix that has \(\frac{2}{3}\) cup of almonds, ”
\(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of peanuts,
and \(\frac{4}{5}\) cup of raisins in it.
Hector estimates that they made about 3 cups of trail mix.

Lesson 5.3 Go Math 5th Grade Answer Key Question 12.
Multi-Step Amanda picked \(\frac{3}{5}\) pound of blueberries at her local farm yesterday. She used \(\frac{3}{8}\) pound of blueberries. Today she picked \(\frac{4}{5}\) pound of blueberries. About how many pounds of blueberries does Amanda have now?
(A) \(\frac{1}{5}\)lb
(B) 1 lb
(C) \(\frac{1}{2}\)lb
(D) 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)lbs
Answer: B
Explanation:
what she bought is that she used yesterday
in today marked to nearest benchmarks \(\frac{4}{5}\) is \(\frac{5}{5}\)
that is 1

Texas Test Prep

Question 13.
Jake added \(\frac{1}{8}\) cup of sunflower seeds and \(\frac{4}{5}\) cup of banana chips to his sundae. Which is the best estimate of the total amount of toppings Jake added to his sundae?
(A) about 2 cups
(B) about 1 cup
(C) about 1\(\frac{1}{2}\) cups
(D) about \(\frac{1}{2}\) cup
Answer: B
Explanation:
Jake added \(\frac{1}{8}\) cup of sunflower seeds and
\(\frac{4}{5}\) cup of banana chips to his sundae.
The best estimate of the total amount of toppings Jake added to his sundae is 1 cup

Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Homework and Practice Answer Key

Estimate the sum or difference.

Question 1.
\(\frac{3}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{5}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{3}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{5}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{4}{8}\) + \(\frac{5}{5}\) = 1 \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

5th Grade Go Math Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Question 2.
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{3}{8}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{3}{8}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{10}{10}\) – \(\frac{4}{8}\) = \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 3.
\(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{2}{5}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{5}{8}\) + \(\frac{2}{5}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{4}{8}\) + \(\frac{2}{5}\) = 1
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 4.
\(\frac{6}{7}\) + \(\frac{3}{5}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{6}{7}\) + \(\frac{3}{5}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{7}{7}\) + \(\frac{2}{5}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 5.
\(\frac{3}{8}\) – \(\frac{1}{6}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{3}{8}\) – \(\frac{1}{6}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{4}{8}\) – \(\frac{0}{6}\) = \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 6.
\(\frac{7}{12}\) + \(\frac{1}{7}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{7}{12}\) + \(\frac{1}{7}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{6}{12}\) + \(\frac{0}{7}\) = \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Go Math Lesson 5.3 5th Grade Homework Answer Key Question 7.
\(\frac{4}{9}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{4}{9}\) – \(\frac{5}{8}\) rounded to the nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{5}{9}\) – \(\frac{4}{8}\) = 0
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 8.
\(\frac{1}{9}\) + \(\frac{5}{6}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{1}{9}\) + \(\frac{5}{6}\) rounded to the nearest benchmark
\(\frac{0}{9}\) + \(\frac{6}{6}\) = 1
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 9.
\(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) rounded to the nearest bench mark
\(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{7}\) =1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 10.
\(\frac{1}{5}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{1}{5}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\) rounded to the nearest benchmark
\(\frac{0}{5}\) + \(\frac{4}{8}\) = \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 11.
\(\frac{7}{9}\) – \(\frac{2}{6}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{7}{9}\) – \(\frac{2}{6}\) rounded to the nearest benchmark
\(\frac{9}{9}\) – \(\frac{3}{6}\) = \(\frac{1}{2}\)
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Homework Answer Key Question 12.
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{7}{8}\) = ___________
Answer:
\(\frac{9}{10}\) – \(\frac{7}{8}\) rounded to the benchmarks
\(\frac{10}{10}\) – \(\frac{8}{8}\) = 0
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 13.
Explain how you can estimate the sum of \(\frac{4}{5}\) and \(\frac{1}{6}\).
Answer:
\(\frac{4}{5}\) + \(\frac{1}{6}\) rounded to the nearest bench marks
\(\frac{5}{5}\) + \(\frac{0}{6}\) = 1
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Problem Solving

Question 14.
Jena uses \(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of raisins for muffins and \(\frac{5}{8}\) cup of raisins for a bowl of oatmeal. Does lena need more than or less than 1 cup of raisins to make muffins and oatmeal? Explain.
Answer: more than 1 cup of raisins
Explanation:
Jena uses \(\frac{7}{8}\) cup of raisins for muffins and
\(\frac{5}{8}\) cup of raisins for a bowl of oatmeal.
\(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{5}{8}\) rounded the benhmark
\(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{8}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)

Question 15.
A group of students ate \(\frac{5}{12}\) of a cheese pizza, \(\frac{7}{8}\) of a pepperoni pizza, and \(\frac{5}{8}\) of a veggie pizza. About how many pizzas were eaten?
Answer:
\(\frac{5}{12}\) + \(\frac{7}{8}\) + \(\frac{5}{8}\) rounded to the nearest benchmark
\(\frac{6}{12}\) + \(\frac{8}{8}\) + \(\frac{4}{8}\) = 2
Explanation:
A group of students ate \(\frac{5}{12}\) of a cheese pizza,
\(\frac{7}{8}\) of a pepperoni pizza,
and \(\frac{5}{8}\) of a veggie pizza.
2 pizzas were eaten in whole.

Lesson Check

Fill in the bubble completely to show your answer.

Question 16.
On Saturday, the scouts hiked \(\frac{4}{5}\) mile up the mountain. On Sunday, they hiked \(\frac{1}{4}\) mile up the mountain. About how far did the scouts hike up the mountain in all?
(A) \(\frac{1}{2}\) mile
(B) 1 mile
(C) 1\(\frac{1}{2}\) miles
(D) 2 miles
Answer:
\(\frac{4}{5}\) + \(\frac{1}{4}\) rounded to nearest benchmark
\(\frac{5}{5}\) + \(\frac{0}{4}\) is 1 mile
Explanation:
On Saturday, the scouts hiked \(\frac{4}{5}\) mile up the mountain.
On Sunday, they hiked \(\frac{1}{4}\) mile up the mountain.
1 mile far the scouts hike up the mountain in all

Question 17.
Which of the following best describes the difference for \(\frac{11}{12}\) – \(\frac{7}{10}\) ?
(A) less than \(\frac{1}{2}\)
(B) greater than \(\frac{1}{2}\)
(C) greater than 1
(D) greater than 1\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Answer: A
Explanation:
\(\frac{11}{12}\) – \(\frac{7}{10}\) is 0
that is less than \(\frac{1}{2}\)

Practice and Homework Lesson 5.3 Answer Key 5th Grade Question 18.
Which sum is greatest? Use estimation to decide.
(A) \(\frac{2}{7}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\)
(B) \(\frac{1}{10}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\)
(C) \(\frac{1}{6}\) + \(\frac{1}{8}\)
(D) \(\frac{2}{9}\) + \(\frac{1}{8}\)
Answer: A
Explanation:
\(\frac{2}{7}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\) = 1

Question 19.
Which statement is not correct? Use estimation to decide.
Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (10)
Answer: B
Explanation:
used benchmarks to find reasonable estimates
by rounding fractions to 0, \(\frac{1}{2}\), or 1.

Question 20.
Multi-Step Michaela has \(\frac{11}{12}\) yard of orange fabric and \(\frac{7}{8}\) yard of green fabric. She uses \(\frac{1}{2}\) yard of each color for her sewing project. About how much fabric does Michaela have left if she combines the two colors?
(A) 1 yard
(B) \(\frac{1}{2}\) yard
(C) 1 \(\frac{1}{2}\) yards
(D) 2 yards
Answer: D
\(\frac{11}{12}\) + \(\frac{7}{8}\) rounded to nearest bench marks
\(\frac{12}{12}\) + \(\frac{8}{8}\) = 2
Explanation:
2 yards fabric uses Michaela have left if she combines the two colors.

Question 21.
Multi-Step Dustin buys \(\frac{9}{10}\) yard of striped fabric. He uses \(\frac{3}{8}\) yard. He buys \(\frac{7}{8}\) yard more. About how much fabric does Dustin have now?
(A) 1 yard
(B) \(\frac{1}{2}\) yard
(C) 1\(\frac{1}{2}\) yards
(D) 2 yards
Answer: C
Explanation:
Dustin buys \(\frac{9}{10}\) yard of striped fabric.
He uses \(\frac{3}{8}\) yard.
He buys \(\frac{7}{8}\) yard more.
\(\frac{9}{10}\) + \(\frac{3}{8}\) + \(\frac{7}{8}\) rounded to nearest benchmarks
\(\frac{10}{10}\) – \(\frac{4}{8}\) + \(\frac{8}{8}\) = 1\(\frac{1}{2}\) yards

Texas Go Math Grade 5 Lesson 5.3 Answer Key Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences (2024)

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(4) The primary focal areas in Grade 5 are solving problems involving all four operations with positive rational numbers, determining and generating formulas and solutions to expressions, and extending measurement to area and volume.

How do you estimate the difference in fractions? ›

Estimating the difference of fractions and mixed numbers is similar to estimating sums. Round each fraction or mixed number and then subtract to find the estimate. First, round each fraction to the nearest half.

What is fraction in math grade 5? ›

Fractions represent the parts of a whole or collection of objects. A fraction has two parts. The number on the top of the line is called the numerator. It tells how many equal parts of the whole or collection are taken. The number below the line is called the denominator.

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Some of the hardest math problems for fifth graders involve multiplying: multiplying using square models, multiplying fractions and whole numbers using expanded form, and multiplying fractions using number lines.

Is 5th grade easy? ›

Fifth grade curriculum can be pretty difficult. The math skills move from concrete skills easy to understand, draw, and manipulate to abstract skills that require reasoning and logic. The reading levels increase and the rigor of the reading tasks can seem very daunting at the beginning of the year.

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In fifth grade, students learn to read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. They also practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals to the hundredths, which can be tricky! Support your child by talking about different strategies to use.

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The focus of 3rd grade is individuals and heroes in communities, past and present; 4th grade focuses on Texas history; 5th grade focuses on the history of the United States from 1565 to present.

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Student proficiency with fractions is essential to success in later grades. By the end of grade five, students should be able to add, subtract, and multiply any two fractions and understand how to divide fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions).

How do I estimate a fraction? ›

The simplest way to estimate fractions is to use the closest whole number, 1/2 or 1/4. For example, 18/19 is pretty much 1, 7/10 is close to 3/4 and 9/16 is very nearly 1/2.

How to estimate sum and difference? ›

The first step in estimating a sum or a difference is to round the numbers, by changing them to the nearest power of ten, hundred, thousand, etc. Round the numbers first, then use mental math to estimate an answer. When rounding, follow these rounding rules: If the number being rounded is less than 5, round down.

What is the estimated sum? ›

Actual sum is the sum of two numbers without rounding off, whereas in estimated sums, the numbers are rounded off to their nearest tens or hundreds. In the case of two-digit numbers, we can only estimate the sum to the nearest tens.

How do you work out an estimate of a fraction? ›

We can also estimate with fractions by first converting the fraction to a decimal and then rounding the numbers to 1 significant figure. We can use graphs to estimate values by using a line of best fit and extrapolating.

What is the estimate for 4 1 2 3 5 6? ›

It is a primary arithmetic operation that is denoted by a subtraction symbol (-) and is the method of calculating the difference between two numbers. Hence, The solution is , 4 1/2 - 3 5/6 = 2/3.

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