This resource will provide scaffolding to students as they learn the process of rounding on a number line. The focus of this resource is on rounding to the nearest thousand within 10,000. However, there are also bonus sections included for rounding to the nearest hundred and ten within 10,000.
When we use number lines to round numbers, we allow our students to see how rounding works, which allows them to truly understand it. When you place benchmark numbers and midpoints on a number line, it becomes clear which benchmark a number is closest to!
I’d like to encourage you to stop teaching the rounding rhymes and focus on real, conceptual understanding with your students. Remember that the goal is deep understanding and number sense development, not simply getting a correct answer quickly.
In the Learning to Round section, students will learn about benchmark numbers, how to find midpoints, and how this can help them round to the nearest thousand.
In the Practice and Reinforcement section, students will be provided with opportunities to practice what they have learned and use their new rounding knowledge.
Bonus sections included for rounding to the nearest hundred and ten within 10,000.
This resource comes in a PDF print format and a digital format for use with Google Slides™.
What Teachers Are Saying
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Fantastic resource to add to my toolkit to help my students understand rounding numbers!" Kristal D.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Some of my students struggle with rounding. This resource is really helpful with explaining the concepts and breaking down the skill." Seitzie's Corner