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 Charity3's Message: We tried for weeks to get our students to understand rounding at the beginning of the year, but I don't think they were ready yet. Most are finally understanding it now. We used the same trick of underlining the rounded place, circle the place to the right. The number 5 and up have power, 4 and below don't. For example: 565 - underline the 6, circle the 5 on the right (makes it look like a zero). Does 5 have power - Yes it does, so it tells the 6 to GROW UP! (They love that part!) and everything else is a zero. I kept the numbers on the board: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 - no power, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - power and they finally seem to get it now!

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