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 rosieteaches Joined: May 2008 Posts: 641 Senior Member
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Favorite Songs or Videos for Rounding Numbers
09-14-2019, 05:07 AM
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It's that time of year. Time to teach my fourth graders how to round--always a challenge. Any suggestions for favorite songs, videos, poems or tricks to help support their understanding? Thanks for your insight.

 RetiredKat Joined: May 2013 Posts: 4,962 Senior Member
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Bossman
09-14-2019, 02:50 PM
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This is my all time favorite rhyme for rounding off. When it comes to the words "change, change, ..." I really exaggerate the words while making bunches of zeros on top of the following digits. It's silly, of course, but it helped my 3rd graders remember.

I ran off copies so they could glue the rhyme in their agendas.
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Try these
09-14-2019, 04:04 PM
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study jams

Brain Pop and Brain Pop jr.

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Thank you
09-15-2019, 04:14 PM
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Nice resources, thank you.

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Rounding HIll
09-18-2019, 11:06 AM
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I've found that the most effective tool is the rounding hill. If the digit in the place to the right is on the left side of the hill (0-4), the digit in the place you are rounding stays the same. If the digit is 5+, you go up one. The one I use is similar to the picture, but I put the 5 slightly to the right. I've found that this visual works for almost all kids. In addition, it translates well to the number line.

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