This collection includes anchor charts and activities to help students practice rounding numbers.
Here we have created some resources to help your students learn the skill of rounding numbers to tens, hundreds or thousands. All of the resources are provided in one download, but descriptions for what is included are below.
You will find the complete, free download at the bottom of this post. Click on the bold, blue words.
Anchor Charts – For these anchor charts we have tried to break down the process of rounding numbers into specific steps, but we do want students to realize the what the overall concept of rounding numbers actually is. All steps are included on one page that you can copy for your students to keep in binders or that can be placed at a center as a reminder OR we have broken down the steps and put each one on its own page for display in the classroom if you wish.
Rounding Task Cards – This is a set of 48 cards that simply asks students to round given numbers. The recording sheet has boxes for the students to work in, with the expectation that they will write what is included in the anchor charts in order to complete the task. Having students write out the entire process also provides you with much needed information in order to pinpoint and understand misconceptions they may have.
Number Round-Up Game – This game includes directions and sets of cards for printing and laminating. (We suggest card stock so that your cards last longer.) It also contains a game board to copy for each student playing. We have provided cards to address various levels so that you can choose whether you want your students to round to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand. You may also choose to mix the cards to give students practice rounding at various places with higher numbers. For example, you may wish your students to round a number in the hundreds or thousands to the nearest ten. (Keep in mind that our anchor charts don’t necessarily address this additional concept, so more modeling would be needed for this expectation.)
Need more resources for teaching rounding? You can find practice pages and more center ideas in our Rounding & Estimating 2-Digit Numbers post too.