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Rounding whole numbers

Sep 7, 2014 2:10am

What is a good way to start a lesson about rounding whole numbers for fourth grade.should I mention estimation?

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    • Sep 10, 2014 1:11am

      Certainly estimation can be a good way to introduce this topic. Also visual aids can help students figure out this concept and which number they are closer to (for example, shaded pizzas, or a set of 10 boxes where 5.3 of them are colored in, and you can discuss is this closer to 5 or 6 filled boxes). Money examples are also a useful too.

      • Sep 14, 2014 12:18am

        Thank you for your help. I used a money example. I gave them an example about going to the grocery store