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No prep printable puzzles for rounding off to the nearest 10s, 100s, 1000s place, to the nearest whole number, to one decimal place (nearest 10th), two decimal places (nearest 100th), to the nearest dollar (rounding up or down in the context of money). These Math Center activities (Place Value and Number Sense unit), were originally created for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade.
An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes puzzles make great bell ringers / starters, early finishers challenges, and homework tasks. They can be completed by individual students, pairs, or small groups, and they may not realize they are learning, which is always fun to see!
There are 7 puzzles in this packet, with full answer keys. A pound alternative of the dollar puzzle for UK teachers is also included.
The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and review or to cater for a range of groups and classes. It will be something you can return to year after year, using different puzzles with different groups of learners. They are similar to codebreaker or secret code puzzles, with a math-related word to be revealed after the rounding work. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a number to be rounded and a letter. Once students have rounded all the numbers, they cross out any boxes containing numbers that round to certain specified target numbers (whether it is to the nearest 10, 100th etc). Then they put together the letters from the remaining boxes to reveal a linked word. If the word is simpler, the letters are in random order for students to reassemble. If it is a trickier word (such as a famous mathematician), the letters are already placed in the correct order in the grid. There is a further challenge question or task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word, such as researching a mathematician on the computer or giving information about a particular kind of 2D shape.
This packet is now available in a great value Math Review Puzzles BUNDLE 4th 5th Grade. These puzzles can get quite addictive and you might get your students begging to do more!
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