Hi, friends!  Hope everyone had a great day at school!
My kids and I were discussing rounding today and we came up with these anchor charts.
I wanted to have this mini lesson and anchor charts in place before the kids jump deeper into other activities and lessons involving rounding (to the nearest ten and hundred).
How do you teach rounding?!
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• September 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I always teach it your way and the roller coaster example… I found this one online last year and loved the idea. Think I will try it this year!!
http://lessonplanspage.com/mathcinderellarounding35-htm/

Heather

Kickin' it in Kinder

• September 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I also use a number line and discuss "benchmark numbers"…key term for them for later! π I did watch a cool lesson on Kahn Academy for rounding!

• September 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thanks!
Erin

• September 5, 2012 at 4:03 am

I use both a number line and a roller coaster! We also practice rounding numbers nearly everyday as part of our morning maths! We want lots of practice!!! Great anchor charts!

• September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Great anchor charts! I love to use the number line and we also use a rounding hill. Basically, it's your drawing but we lead in with this huge story about driving a car and stopping at different towns along the way. The problem is…we NEVER remember to put on the break. Ooops! Our car starts rolling…which way will it go? The more you ham up the story the better. π

Amanda
The Teaching Thief

• September 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I love that your charts are done with your students!! We use the number line, hill, and a fun little technique pretending they have a balloon in their hand. If the number ends in a 1 they put one finger out, 2 they put 2 fingers out…and so on until they get to 5 which will then release the balloon (and the balloon will go up) which means they need to round to the next higher ten. I hope this makes sense. I bring in a couple of balloons and have the kids practice. If they haven't let go of the balloon, they have to stay at the 'lower' ten. Have fun!!

April
A Modern Teacher.com

• September 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Love these charts!