Skill 3G
Rounding to Nearest Thousand Place

When rounding to the thousands place - 3,190 rounds down to 3,000.
5,500 rounds up to 6,000 - 8,915 rounds up to 9,000 and 9,500 rounds up to 10,000.

Round each green number to the nearest thousand's place.












Rounding numbers is often quite difficult for students as they have a difficult time remembering when to round up and when the number should stay the same.
We have a great trick for this that makes it much easier to learn!

Here are the steps to remember for rounding:
1. Underline the place value being rounded to - here, the student would underline the thousands place. 
2. If the number to the right of the underlined number is 4 or less then the underlined digit stays.
3. If the number to the right of the underlined number is 5 or more then the underlined digit goes up one.

4. Oh yes, one more thing - The number to the right is so tired after telling the underlined digit what to do that it explodes and turns into a 0.

To abbreviate:

Step 1 - Underline the place value.
Step 2 - Put the number to the right into the computer and decide whether it stays or goes up 1.
Step 3 - Explode the number to the right and turn it into a zero.  Oh yes, if you make an explosion sound in your mouth while teaching this on our rounding worksheets your student will get a laugh out of that and remember 3 times as well!