# Rounding with Number Lines

Teach your students to round to the thousands place using number lines.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the The Rhyme and Reason for Rounding pre-lesson.

#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to round whole numbers to the nearest thousand.

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

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Draw a number line on the board that shows numbers 0–10. Ask students to identify the number that is halfway in between 0 and 10 (i.e., 5). Then point at the number 2 and ask, "Is this closer to 0 or 10?" Repeat with several numbers on the number line.
• Tell students that today they are going use number lines to round numbers to the nearest thousand.

Beginning

• Give students the definition of the following words in their home language (L1) and English (L2): "halfway," "rounding," "closer," and "thousand."

Intermediate

• Have students state their answers in complete sentences using the sentence frame: "The number ________ is closer to ________ (zero or ten).