Grade 4

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to make interesting statements using information from the story. Encourage students to use estimation in responding to the story.

Herman was in the grocery store and wanted to find out if he had enough money to buy 9 packs of gum prices at $1.19 each.

- He could multiply 9 × $2 to make sure that he has enough money.
- He might multiply $1.19 × 10 to figure out that he probably needs more than $10 to buy 9 packs.
- He might find the sum of 9 × $1 and 9 × 20¢ to determine that 9 packs cost a little less than $10.80.
- He could divide the amount of money he has by 9 to see if the result is more than $1.19.
- If he has $18, he could reason that he has enough money because he could buy 9 packs of gum that cost $2 each with that amount of money.

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