### Purpose:

To help your child learn to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

### What you need:

A set of playing cards. (Ace = 1, Jack = 0)

### What to do:

Ask your child to take 4 cards and arrange them to make a number.

Ask your child:

- How do you say that number?
- Can you round it to the nearest 10? 7230
- Can you round it to the nearest 100? 7200
- Can you round it to the nearest 1000? 7000

Using the same cards, ask your child to make a number close to a number you choose.

For example: for the cards

Make a number close to 3000 2731

Make a number close to 4000 3712

### What to expect your child to do:

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

### Variations:

- Use 5 cards to make numbers.
- 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 |

**He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:**

- Tangohia ētahi kāri e rima, ka hanga ai i tētahi tau mati-rima.
*(Take five cards and make a five digit number.)* - Pānuihia mai tēnā tau?
*(Read that number.)* - Whakaawhiwhia ki te 10 e pātata ana.
*(Round it to the nearest ten.)* - Whakaawhiwhia ki te 100 e pātata ana.
*(Round it to the nearest hundred.)* - Whakaawhiwhia ki te 1000 e pātata ana.
*(Round it to the nearest thousand.)* - Hangaia tētahi tau e pātata ana ki te whā tekau mā ono mano.
*(Make a number close to 46000.)*

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