This resource has been created to help in teaching ‘rounding numbers’ to grade 3 students. It should be used as part of your lesson and could be used in part with homework. This resource could also be used for intervention groups.
✔ Activity sheets as part of lessons
✔ Intervention groups for higher graders
•You may have to explain to students what the difference is between a vertical and horizontal line is. Some of the activity sheets state draw a vertical number line. If a horizontal line is drawn then the answer would be incorrect. Explain to students that they will be marked as wrong even if the answer is correct.
•There are two posters which are to be used as a reference only. It explains to students the easiest way to round a number in tens, hundreds and could be used for thousands.
•There are two vertical line activities – round to the nearest ten.
•There are two vertical line activities – Round to the nearest hundred.
Each of the two activities has 6 equations to solve.
•There are two weight activities sheets – both with 3 weight equations on them. Students must draw a vertical line or the answer will be marked wrong.
•There are two parts to the minutes activity sheet. Students must first work out the time its taken and then round to the answer to the nearest ten. There are three equations on this sheet.
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