An Expedition to Egypt – Worksheet

Use this worksheet in conjunction with the "Expedition to Egypt" lesson.
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Updated on: February 9, 2001

An Expedition to Egypt Worksheet

Name_________________________ Date__________

The media center is setting up an exhibit on ancient Egypt, but the budget is limited. They have asked you to go to the Discovery Store ( and put together an exhibit for only $400.

1. Choose three sets of videos for the media center's collection. Write the title and price of each.
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2. Use front-end estimation to estimate the total costs of the video sets. _______________

3. Estimate to the nearest dollar instead. About how much do the video sets cost? _______________

4. Add to figure out the actual cost of the video sets. _______________

5. Which type of estimation was the most accurate? Why? ____________________________________________________________


6. Now select two items to decorate the entrance to the exhibit. Write the name and price of each item.
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7. Use the most accurate type of estimation to predict the total cost of these two items. _________

8. Add to find the actual cost. _______________

9. The media center would like to purchase a ceremonial drum for $139. Is $400 enough to buy the video sets and decorations that you chose and the drum? _______________

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