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# Rounding

### Link to the Number Framework:

Place value, Stage 5

### What you need:

• Strip of paper
• Pen and small pieces or paper to write on (size of playing cards).
• Selection of food packaging

### What to do:

• On a strip of paper write the numbers 100,200, 300, 400, 500, 600,700, 800, 900, 1000.
• Work with your child to write some numbers from 0 – 1000 on pieces of paper.
• Ask your child to look at the numbers and decide which 100s number they are round to.
• Remember that it is a convention to round 50 to 100.
• Put the numbers by the appropriate 100s number on the strip of paper.
• Look at some food packages in the kitchen or at the supermarket when you are shopping.
• Ask your child to round the weight or the capacity of the package to the nearest 100.

### What to expect your child to do:

• To be able to write hundreds numbers and round these to the nearest 100.

### Variations:

• The same initial activity could be done with rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
• Opportunities to practice rounding to 10s could include measuring objects and rounding to the nearest 10cm.

### He Kupu Māori:

 round (a number) whakaawhiwhi (-a) closest hundred te rau e pātata ana