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Rounding Decimals Lesson and Activity

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Rounding decimal numbers is an incredibly tricky skill to learn for many 5th grade students. This resource contains activities that will allow your students to work on a number line with hands on materials to build their place value understanding so that they are able to round decimal numbers with relative ease.

Included you will find:

  • Detailed lesson plans for my hands on rounding method.
  • Printable manipulatives for your students to use throughout the lesson.

I find that this lesson is best conducted in a small group with students who have not yet mastered rounding when taught in a traditional manner. The lesson is hands on and intensive! The lessons give you specific behaviors to look for in your students as they are developing their understanding to help them to be successful.

This resource is a must requested follow-up to my Rounding Without Rhymes lessons for rounding to the nearest 10. Take a look at some of the feedback teachers have given when they taught their students to round using this method:

  • This is GREAT. I used this last year with my third graders and they actually understood what they were doing when rounding! The strips and visuals are great for cementing their learning. After several weeks of this, they were very proficient at rounding and could do it quickly in their heads. Thanks for putting together such a fabulous resource!
  • Love this resource! I hate when students learn algorithms and tricks and then can't justify what they are doing. This helps third graders immensely and the visuals really help them think about benchmark numbers!
  • This was GREAT! I loved teaching rounding this way. I hate using tricks with my students, so I'm glad to have another resource to teach rounding on a number line.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.


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