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# Rounding big numbers

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child learn to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number Sequence, Stage 6

### What you need:

• Playing cards. (Ace = 1, Jack = 0)

### What to do:

Ask your child to take 5 cards and arrange them to make a number.

• How do you say that number?
• Can you round it to the nearest 10?
• Can you round it to the nearest 100?
• Can you round it to the nearest 1000?

Ask your child to rearrange their cards to make a number close to a thousand number you choose.

For example if the cards are 4, 8, 2, 7, 6 you could ask your child to make a number close to 46000 and expect 46 267.

### What to expect your child to do:

• To read the number correctly and to round it to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

### Variations:

• Two players could make numbers and to see who can make the biggest number.

### He Kupu Māori:

 round (a number) whakaawhiwhi (-a) closest thousand te mano e pātata ana five digit number tau mati-rima