Video Rounding whole numbers: 2

TLF ID M011490

This is a video demonstration of rounding a whole number to the nearest thousand. In the commentary, the presenter explains the thinking behind the process of rounding such numbers and presents a visual representation of rounding whole numbers using a number line. Practice questions with answers are included, and hints are available with explanations given both in terms of rules for rounding numbers and the position of the number on the number line.

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Educational value
  • The video, audio commentary and practice questions with solutions are useful for students who are developing their ideas about rounding whole numbers. Relating the thinking process to the visual representation on a number line is particularly useful.
  • The resource is of use in relation to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions in year 5 about place value and rounding whole numbers.
  • Teachers will find the resource useful for providing students with reusable sets of practice questions and for observing students' understanding of place value concepts.
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Learning area
  • Mathematics

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