you know there are 20 states in the United States that
have less than 1% of the US Population each? In this
problem, “Estimating Populations of U.S. States,”
you will practice your estimation skills as you estimate
how many people live in states that have less than 1%
of the US population living in them.
To do this problem, you will need to know: 1) how to
estimate; 2) how to find a fraction of a number; and
3) how to round off a number. This is a problem for
students who love a challenge.
Print out the worksheet for “Estimating
Populations of U.S. States.”
Pull up some benchmark
numbers that will help you with this problem.
As a fun trivia question, see how many of the 20 states
you can name without looking at the answer key!