Posted by **Cyndi** on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 5:52pm.

Would you use a benchmark of 1,000 to estimate the number of shoes in your classroom? Explain.

Thank you Ms. Sue for your explanation. It was very helpful. Do you know what benchmark means in this problem I dont understand.Thank You

- 3rd grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 11, 2010 at 5:59pm
A benchmark is the mark by which all other numbers are judged.

Your teacher is asking you if 1000 sounds like a realistic number of shoes in your classroom. It helps you to understand benchmarks because they may tell you whether you've done your math correctly.

- 3rd grade -
**Anonymous**, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:19pm
no because there are only 18 kids in the classroom

- 3rd grade -
**Anonymous**, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:20pm
no, because there are only 18 kids in the classroom

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