Round and Round We Go
Students will use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
- 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.