Skill 3G
Rounding to Nearest Thousand Place

When rounding to the thousands place - 3,190 rounds down to 3,000.
5,500 rounds up to 6,000 - 8,915 rounds up to 9,000 and 9,500 rounds up to 10,000.

Round each green number to the nearest thousand's place.

1.
 3,190 ____
2.
 5,500 ____
3.
 8,915 ____
4.
 9,500 ____
 Rounding numbers is often quite difficult for students as they have a difficult time remembering when to round up and when the number should stay the same. We have a great trick for this that makes it much easier to learn! Here are the steps to remember for rounding: 1. Underline the place value being rounded to - here, the student would underline the thousands place.  2. If the number to the right of the underlined number is 4 or less then the underlined digit stays. 3. If the number to the right of the underlined number is 5 or more then the underlined digit goes up one. 4. Oh yes, one more thing - The number to the right is so tired after telling the underlined digit what to do that it explodes and turns into a 0. To abbreviate: Step 1 - Underline the place value. Step 2 - Put the number to the right into the computer and decide whether it stays or goes up 1. Step 3 - Explode the number to the right and turn it into a zero.  Oh yes, if you make an explosion sound in your mouth while teaching this on our rounding worksheets your student will get a laugh out of that and remember 3 times as well!