Rounding on the number line is the most effective way to help all of your students round to the nearest 10. The problem is that many of our students have a difficult time using a number line to round! This activity will have your students developing their internal number line so that they are easily able to round to the nearest 10. I promise that you will be blown away by the results!
This product contains a clear and detailed lesson explaining an alternative method of teaching rounding. This method is grounded in understanding the scale of numbers, recognizing patterns in numbers and understanding the properties of a number line. Your students will gain a stronger sense of an internal number line which will allow them to round!
Included you will find:
-Detailed lesson pages with photographs
-Material pages including all materials needed to teach the lesson
-A rounding game which students can play independently or in pairs in order to practice rounding on a number line.
Here's what others are saying about 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!
This is an excellent resource for teaching rounding. It combines the visual of the number line with fun and concrete examples! I highly recommend it!
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