Identify the place of the digit that you need to round

Look at the digit to its right, if it is 0, 1,2,3, or 4, the digit you are rounding stays the same; if the digit to the right is 5,6,7,8, or 9, the digit you are rounding increases by one.

The digits after the one you have rounded become zeros

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Explicitly identify the role of each digit in the number, good strategy to eliminate errors.

Underline the digit that is to be rounded

Circle the digit that is the neighbor to the right

Put an x on each digit that will become zero

The numbers to the left of the rounded number stay the same

(3)

Play a matching game:

Write numbers on cards with instructions. For example, (1,234 is written on a card) The instruction will say “Round the number to the nearest ten”. The player will have to match the card with another card that has its answer.

(Concentration-type game)

(4)

In the beginning stages, your child can color code the numbers to identify numbers to be rounded and its neighbor.

Black- digits that stay the same

Blue- digit to be rounded

Red-neighbor to its right

Green-numbers that become zeros

(5)

Review 3 forms of writing a number:

Standard form- write numbers ( 1,349)

Word form- write with words (one thousand, three hundred forty-nine)