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 twopetes Joined: Oct 2006 Posts: 268 Full Member
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rounding poem
08-30-2007, 02:17 AM
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I'm looking for a rounding poem to help my students. I know the one about four & below down you go, five and above round up with love, but my kids are having trouble with the down you go part. For example, 34 rounded to the nearest ten, they think it should be 20. I've shown them on a number line and it seemed to help. I recall a poem about the number on the left staying the same. I just can't remember it.

 sdgirl Joined: Jun 2007 Posts: 555 Senior Member
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Idea - but not a poem
08-30-2007, 02:03 PM
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A resource teacher I taught with used this idea:
For 5-9 when you round up tell them it's like the number gets a birthday. For 0-4 they don't get a birthday. This usually works because kids realize that if today's not your birthday, you're still just as old as you were yesterday. You're not getting any younger! Hope that helps.

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Poem
08-30-2007, 03:36 PM
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I use the following poem w/ my 4th graders:

Find the number in its spot.
Go next door and see what you've got.
5 or more raise the score,
4 or less let it rest.
All the numbers to the right run to zero in a fright.

I also teach the students to underline the digit that we are rounding in its place value spot. I also teach the struggling learners to draw an arrow, either up, or down, above the next door number. This helps them to remember to raise or rest. Finally, I show them that the numbers to the left remain the same and the numbers to the right turn to 0.

I hope this makes sense. It's a great oral tool and the students catch on quickly. Good luck!

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Rounding Rhyme
08-30-2007, 03:41 PM
 #4

Go next door
If it's five or more, add one more
If it's four our less, let it rest
Roll out the zeroes

 Lisa B Joined: Jun 2006 Posts: 329 Full Member
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Another rhyme (sort of)
08-30-2007, 04:00 PM
 #5

I use:
0,1,2,3, and 4, don't change that number any more
5,6,7,8, or 9 change that number every time

Rounding (and they repeat)
Rounding (repeat again)

We say it like a military marching chant or something =)

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Another One!
08-30-2007, 05:33 PM
 #6

Look next door
Five or greater, add one more
All digits in front, stay the same
All digits behind, zero's your name

For "find your place" they underline the place they are rounding to
For "look next door" they draw an arrow to the number

This really helps those visual learners

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thanks
08-30-2007, 05:37 PM
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Thanks so much!

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one more........
09-01-2007, 07:35 AM
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5 or more, up the score
4 or less, same is best

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rouding poe
09-03-2008, 02:48 PM
 #9

there are soo many which one is the right one!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Rounding numbers
04-29-2009, 04:38 AM
 #10

here is a poem for rounding (think carefully)

Look next door,
less than 4 just ignore
more than 5 just add more!

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04-29-2009, 05:04 AM
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Rounding game from funbrain.

BTW< you are right on track IMO with the number line. The fact that they are rounding 34 to 20 shows that they don't actually understand what they are trying to do. (In which case rhymes or other memory tricks will not be too useful)

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a easy poem to roundind =D
07-16-2009, 06:41 AM
 #12

Find your place look next door, Five or greater add one more, Four or less let it rest, Numbers in front stay the same, Numbers behind zero is your name. hope that helps u
if it doesnt, email me at tiffaniemorton@hotmail.com

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10-03-2009, 04:17 AM
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5 or more go one more 5 or less don't less

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10-03-2009, 04:19 AM
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sorry i messed up
5 or more go one more 5 or less don't mess

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Rounding Rhyme
10-03-2009, 09:23 AM
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I got this from someone on PT so I can't take credit for it. I haven't started rounding yet so I haven't used it, but it's cute & I think the kids will understand and remember it.
Attached Files
 Rounding Rhyme.doc (49.5 KB, 555 views)

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My mom taught me this one...
10-03-2009, 01:55 PM
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My mom taught me the below poem when I was in fourth grade, and I taught it to my students last year:

Find the number,
Look next door,
Five or greater,

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rounding
10-03-2009, 03:44 PM
 #17

Look to the right
4 or lower, just sit tight
5 or higher, up it goes
& right digits become zeroes

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Rounding Poem
10-12-2009, 09:10 AM
 #18

When rounding look to the right,
four or less just ignore,
five or more add just one more

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10-20-2009, 05:52 PM
 #19

0-4 shut the door
5-9 up the vine

hope it helps this helped my class

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Here's a rounding song
10-20-2009, 07:43 PM
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Attached Files
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11-12-2009, 07:09 PM
 #21

when rounding look to the right,
four or less are out of sight.
Five and and up we'll buy one more,
before they too are out the door.
and in those empty right hand spaces,
zero keeps their proper places.

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Poem
01-12-2010, 01:42 PM
 #22

0-4 drop to the floor,
5-9 climb the vine

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