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Rounding Anchor Charts & Activities

For students working on learning about rounding numbers, these materials will help you with teaching and practice.

Rounding numbers can be a skill that requires repeated practice for students.

Use these free math materials to help teacher and provide practice for children.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

How do you round numbers?

Before rounding, students will need to know the place value they will be rounding to.

Sometimes mathematicians might be asked to round to the largest place value. Other times, they will be given the place to round to.

If the number is 629, the largest place value is the hundreds.

You could be given the number 629 and be asked to round to the nearest ten.

Once you know the place you will be rounding to, you are ready to round.

Look at the digit to the right of the spot you are rounding to. This means that if you are rounding to the hundreds place, you will look at the digit in the tens place.

If the digit to the right of the spot is 0, 1 ,2, 3 or 4, the digit in the spot you are rounding to will stay the same.

If the digit to the right of the spot is 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, the digit in the spot you are rounding to will go up by one.

When you are rounding 629 to the nearest hundred, you will look at the tens place which is a 2. The 2 tells us that the 6 will stay the same and the other two digits will be replaced with zeros.

629 rounded to the nearest hundred is 600.

This rounding numbers collection

You will find a newly expanded collection of rounding numbers materials.

First of all, you will find anchor charts. If students need reminders of the steps they will use when rounding, you can print off these charts. Different teachers teach rounding using different wording. These will offer you one option.

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The next pages are designed to become work mats for practice. You can print these on cardstock and then laminate for durability.

There are two file folder games for rounding. For these, you will print of the ocean animal pages. Then, glue on the inside of the file folder.

You will want to print and laminate the coordinating seashells.

Cut the shells apart and place with the file folder. There is also a square you can glue onto the front of the file folder to provide directions for students.

The task cards contain many opportunities for students to practice rounding. Students can record their answers on the recording page. The task cards are not numbered. After printing and laminating, you can number the cards you choose from 1 – 12 with a Vis-A-Vis Marker. This makes it easy to switch out the cards and provide new practice for students.

The number round-up game provides you with a direction page, recording page and cards. This provides you with a fun center activity for students.

You can download this free math set here:

Math Printables

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