********updated 11/28/2012 to include rounding strips in the hundreds! ***********
The most difficult part of rounding for the students (that I have found) is knowing which two tens/hundreds the number being rounded is in between. I have done rounding with Jack and Jill for years, and it really does help the students to see the numbers better. This is even a skill they have been able to use on "the" test since they learn to draw them on their own.
Included in this pack is:
Teacher number strip
Student black and white number strips
tens to round
hundreds that can be rounded to the hundreds or tens
recording sheets for the center
extra practice worksheets
Rounding is always so hard for my kids. I stared introducing it with spiral reviews so that hopefully when we get to it, this unit will be the finishing touches for them to really get it. I love that there are number lines for the students too! Thank you!
This way of teaching rounding was JUST what my students needed to visualize and remember the concept. I utilized it both in whole group instruction and in my guided math groups, and eventually put it out as a center as well.
February 2, 2013
Great concept, can't wait to see how the kiddos do with it!
January 30, 2013
Love this! Thanks
January 29, 2013
This is great! Thanks!
January 27, 2013
loved this in my rounding unit
January 23, 2013
I've taught rounding mountains for years. This is SO much fun and a great way for students to connect with the story and remember when to round up or down.
January 17, 2013
This was helpful to my kids as we worked on rounding/estimating. Thanks for sharing.
January 12, 2013
So glad to have this before I start rounding. Your explanation in your blog makes so much sense. Thank you. (I am new to 2nd grade this year, so I really rely on comments and explanations from all you vets!)
January 1, 2013
December 30, 2012
December 30, 2012
Rounding is fun with these cute characters and number lines. Thanks for sharing.
If I could give all A+s, I would. I always want to pull my hair out when teaching rounding, but my students finally got it this year. The idea of Jack and Jill going up the hill made the abstract concept of rounding very concrete. The only thing I wish you had in the pack was a version of the hills to round to the nearest hundred. I just added a zero to the end of each number, but a neater copy would be better.
I am in my 10th year teaching, I have taught grades 2-5, six years of them in 3rd grade. I am back in 2nd again, and I love it! I have my masters in Elementary Reading, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.