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Rounding Decimals

As your students are learning about the rules of rounding decimals, these materials will provide practice in the classroom.

Rounding decimals can be a skill that requires a great deal of practice for students to master.

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

How do you round decimals?

Rounding decimals can be tricky even for students who have mastered the skill of rounding whole numbers. For some reason, once you throw in a decimal point, students can begin to become confused.

Just like when you are rounding a whole number, you will look at the digit to the right of the place where you are rounding.

If you will be rounding to the tenths place, you will look at the digit to the right. If this digit is a 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, you will keep the digit in the tenths place the same. When the digit is 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, you will add one to the digit in the tenths place.

Here’s an example:

7.34 rounded to the tenths place is 7.3

7.38 rounded to the tenths place is 7.4, the 8 told us to add one to the three

After rounding, you drop the digits to the right. This is the one difference between rounding whole numbers and decimals. You will not replace each digit to the right of the decimal point with a 0.

This rounding decimals collection

This set mirrors or set for whole numbers for on The Curriculum Corner 123. This can be beneficial if you have students working on different skills. You will be able to provide materials that are similar but meet the needs of each group.

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The first materials are designed to be printed heavy white cardstock and laminated. Students can then use a dry erase marker or a Vis-A-Vis marker to record their responses. When finished, children can erase and trade mats.

Next, you will find two sets of pages to create file folder games. You will glue the two pages inside of a file folder and then laminate.

Print the page of shells on cardstock, laminate and cut apart the shapes.

You will also find a small square with directions you can glue on the front of the file folder.

To play, students will place each shell on the correct animal.

Next there are task cards that can be used at a center or as a whole class scoot game.

Finally, you will find two pages for rounding review practice.

You can download these free math centers and activities here:

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