Estimating farm animals
This task is about using a way of estimating that you have discussed with your teacher.
Daniel wanted a quick estimate of the number of animals on a farm.
Make an estimate for each of the total number of animals, and explain how you did it in the box.
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a) There are
437
lambs in one field and
286
in another field.
a) There are
437
lambs in one field and
286
in another field.
The number of lambs is about
.
This is because ...
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Have a group discussion with your teacher on your ways of estimating for this problem.
Have a group discussion with your teacher on your ways of estimating for this problem.
Make estimates for the number of animals. In each problem:
Give an estimate of the number of animals.
Show how you made your estimate.
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b) The number of cows in five paddocks is:
67
,
26
,
49
,
22
and
84
.
b) The number of cows in five paddocks is:
67
,
26
,
49
,
22
and
84
.
The total number of cows is about
.
Show how you estimated it.
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c) The number of sheep in four paddocks is:
362
,
634
,
145
and
294
.
c) The number of sheep in four paddocks is:
362
,
634
,
145
and
294
.
The total number of sheep is about
.
Show how you estimated it.
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d) On a farm there were
47
ducks,
5 472
sheep,
386
cows,
8 616
lambs and
3 705
deer.
d) On a farm there were
47
ducks,
5 472
sheep,
386
cows,
8 616
lambs and
3 705
deer.
The total number of animals was about
.
Show how you estimated it.
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