Lesson Plan

Round and Round We Go

Do you feel like your students are on a merry-go-round when it comes to rounding? This lesson will give your student control of the “ride” and give them tools to use when rounding.
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Learning Objectives

Students will use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.


(5 minutes)
Round 'Em UpLet’s Go Rounding!Rounding NumbersRounding to Whole Numbers
  • Before beginning this lesson, review place value with students. Ensure that they know the ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands places.
  • Ask students if they know what rounding is and how to do it.
  • Take volunteers to explain it in their own words. Define rounding as altering a number to make it less concise but more convenient.
  • Explain to students that today they are going to use place values to round numbers to a given place value.

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