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Rounding Up and Down

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Grade 5 Numbers and Operations - 5.NBT.A.4

What is Rounding Up and Down? Rounding off numbers is something students are made to learn at a very early stage in mathematics. This is because it is crucial to understand the concept as they might need to solve problems that involve rounding off numbers. Rounding means to make a number simpler while keeping its value near or close to the real/exact value. For example, number 73 is rounded off to the number 70, and number 76 is rounded off to the number 80. The number becomes less accurate but easier to use. Similarly, if you have the number 0.1, the number is less than five, so you will round it off to 0, and if you have 0.9, the number is greater than 5 you will round it off to 1. It is important to note that in rounding off, you consider the number lesser or greater than 5 and then round it off accordingly. Rounding off is further categorized into rounding up and rounding down. Rounding up means even if the number is less than 5, say 0.1, you still round it up and make it 1. This is most common in cases when the event involves money. And rounding down means even if the number is 0.9, round it down to 0. This is understandable in situations when you are counting people to fit on a ride if half of a person can fit on the ride, but the other half cannot.; the whole person doesn't fit. And hence the person is eliminated from the count. A series of lessons and worksheets that shows you how to properly round values up and or down.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Basic Worksheets

These are just whole numbers with the focus on the tens, hundreds, and thousands place.

Advanced Practice Worksheets

We apply this skill to money which is really just a shortened decimal rounding.