Rounding Numbers and Estimating Sums by The Teacher Treasury, LLC. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
This lesson requires students to round 2 - 5 digit numbers to the nearest Tens, Hundreds and Thousands Place.
Students are also asked to estimate the sum or 3 - 4 digit numbers.
The lesson also includes the following word problems which ask students to round their answers to the nearest Tens Place:
1. The students in Mr. Marshall’s class all have different reading books in their desks. Ahmad has 12, Jackie has 7, Michael has 5, Kendra has 11 and Patricia has 6. Estimate the number of books they have in total.
2. Sarah's father has a huge movie collection. She counted 5,458 movies. About how many movies would you say her father has if you round to the nearest tens place?
3. Mrs. King has 44 students in her class. She has more than any other teacher in the school. Ms. Black comes close with 39 students, but Mr. Anthony only has 27. Estimate the number of students in those three classes. Round your answer to the nearest tens place.
4. There are 365 days in a year. Estimate the number of days in the year to the nearest tens place.
This can either be used as a homework assignment, in-class practice, quiz or test.
Hope this helps =)
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