Lesson Plan

Numbers All A-Round

Teach your students to round to the hundred thousands place with this straightforward lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to round up with seven-digit whole numbers.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Use a video projector to show the "Rounding Numbers Song" by Numberock.
  • Tell students that today we are going to round numbers to the nearest hundred thousand.

Beginning

  • Provide the transcript of the lyrics to the song to allow students to follow along. Tell them to turn and talk to their partners about the numbers in the video and when to round up and down.
  • Allow students to use their home language (L1) or new language (L2) in their discussions.

Intermediate

  • Have students share the meaning of rounding with their elbow partner.
  • Write the academic language they can use throughout the lesson on the board as you introduce the language. For this section, you can write "rounding" and "nearest hundred thousand" and the sentence stem, "When you round a number, you..."