### Purpose:

To help your child to round numbers to the nearest 100.

### What you need:

- Strip of paper
- Small pieces of paper to write on (size of playing cards).
- Pen

### 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 the small pieces of paper.

Ask your child to look at the numbers. Which 100s number does each number round to?

Remember to round 50 up to 100.

Put the numbers by the right 100s number on the strip of paper.

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 |

**He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:**

- Tuhia ētahi tau i waenganui i te 0 me te 1000 ki ēnei kāri.
*(Write numbers between 0 and 100 on these cards.)* - He pātata rawa tēnei tau ki tēhea rau?
*(Which hundred is this number closest to?)* - Whakatakotoria te tau ki raro i taua rau.
*(Put the number under that hundred.)* - Whakaawhiwhia tēnā tau ki te rau e pātata ana.
*(Round that number to the nearest hundred.)* - E hia karamau te taumaha o tēnā kai? Whakaawhiwhia ki te rau e pātata ana.
*(How many kg’s does that food weigh? Round it to the nearest hundred.)*

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