6 Ideas to Help You Teach Rounding

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## How do you make rounding fun?

6 Ideas to Help You Teach Rounding

- It is more than just ‘the rule’ There is more to rounding than just the rule about what numbers we round up and what numbers we round down.
- Make it visual.
- Try hands-on activities.
- Integrate into your warm-ups and counting.
- Use number lines.
- Keep it real.

**How do you introduce rounding to students?**

The best way to start is by modeling rounding using two-digit numbers and showing children how to round to the nearest ten. Working with your child, ask him or her to think of a number being rounded, and ask what comes before and after that number, and fill in only those two numbers.

### How do you help students struggle with rounding?

Start with rounding two-digit numbers using an open number line model. I like to ask what tens number comes before and after the number being rounded. These two tens numbers create the two endpoints of our number line. For 83 rounded to the nearest ten, the number line would have 80 at one end and 90 at the other end.

**How do you play rounding bingo?**

This is a classic bingo activity, where students choose the answers to fill in their grid (either 3 by 3 or 4 by 4). Then questions are shown one at a time and if a student has the answer in their grid they cross it off. The winner is the first to cross off all their answers and call BINGO.

#### Why do kids struggle with rounding?

The thing is, rounding is actually a very simple skill. Students who struggle to round numbers most often don’t have a misconception about how to round, they lack an internal number line and the number sense that allows them to be able to round. In other words, it’s not a rounding issue, it’s a number sense issue.

**What is the rounding rule?**

Here’s the general rule for rounding: If the number you are rounding is followed by 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, round the number up. Example: 38 rounded to the nearest ten is 40. 1. If the number you are rounding is followed by 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, round the number down.

## What is the best math game to round numbers?

Rounding Numbers Pirate Game Rounding Numbers Pirate Game is an excellent math activity that offers students a fun alternative to practice rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand. To find the hidden treasure, you must answer ALL questions correctly. Are you up to the challange, pirate?

**How to teach rounding numbers to kids?**

Once kids understand the concept of rounding numbers, a little rounding practice is all they need to master the skill. Help your kids learn to round numbers and understand the uses of rounding with fun and interactive rounding numbers activities. Rounding numbers games are a great way to get kids to practice rounding numbers while having fun.

### Why is rounding important in elementary education?

Rounding is a skill taught, reinforced, and practiced in almost any elementary classroom. Itâ€™s also a life skill that we need our students to master early on. Although we as teachers know how essential it is for our students to grasp this concept, many still struggle with the basics of rounding.

**How do you round to the nearest hundreds?**

For example, when rounding the nearest hundreds, the number 750 lands between the landmark numbers of 700 and 800. Identifying these landmark numbers is a crucial first step in rounding. To help my students practice this step, I created a center activity using a number line that highlights important landmark numbers.