Rounding to Decimal Places
Round numbers and measures to an appropriate degree of accuracy, such as a number of decimal places or significant figures (KS3)

Teaching for Understanding
Resources and ideas to promote understanding
Blog Posts
Teaching Rounding (The Storeroom)
A few tips and ideas to get pupils to master basic rounding skills.
A few tips and ideas to get pupils to master basic rounding skills.
Lesson ideas
Standards Unit N3 Rounding Numbers (via Craig Barton)
This lesson focuses on rounding to 10, 100 and 1000 but could easily be adapted to decimal places.
This lesson focuses on rounding to 10, 100 and 1000 but could easily be adapted to decimal places.
Fluency
Collections of standard practice problems in various formats
Worksheets
Codebreaker (MathsPad)
Codebreaking worksheet with a mixture of one and two decimal places.
Worksheet generator (MathAids)
Basic generator allowing selection of tenths, hundredths or thousandths.
Mad Maths Minutes (Snappy Maths)
Quick basic practice sheets to be done as timed challenge.
Worksheets from greatschools.org
Sheet one: Rounding decimals to nearest whole.
Sheet two: Rounding to nearest tenth.
Codebreaking worksheet with a mixture of one and two decimal places.
Worksheet generator (MathAids)
Basic generator allowing selection of tenths, hundredths or thousandths.
Mad Maths Minutes (Snappy Maths)
Quick basic practice sheets to be done as timed challenge.
Worksheets from greatschools.org
Sheet one: Rounding decimals to nearest whole.
Sheet two: Rounding to nearest tenth.
WHiteboard Display
Master the Basics (The Storeroom)
Standard questions for basic practice; can be used as a recap starter, main activity or assessment:
Rounding numbers interactive (Flash Maths)
Flash question generator; great as a starter or revision resource with miniwhiteboards or hotseat questioning.
Starter of the Day (Transum)
Quick problems for display on whiteboard.
Standard questions for basic practice; can be used as a recap starter, main activity or assessment:
Rounding numbers interactive (Flash Maths)
Flash question generator; great as a starter or revision resource with miniwhiteboards or hotseat questioning.
Starter of the Day (Transum)
Quick problems for display on whiteboard.
Revision Resources
Enrichment, Extension and Problemsolving
Resources to extend thinking, enrich lessons or enhance problemsolving skills
Linking to Real Life
NRich Activities
Round the Dice Decimals 1 (Link)
Little investigation practising rounding one decimal place to the nearest whole. Requires two dice per pair/group.
Little investigation practising rounding one decimal place to the nearest whole. Requires two dice per pair/group.
Other Links and Resources
Useful stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else
WholeGroup Card Activities
Question Trade (Teach It Maths)
Each pupil has a card with a question on; they pair up, answer each other's question, then trade cards, with the objective of collecting as many answers as possible. This QT focuses on rounding to two decimal places.
Each pupil has a card with a question on; they pair up, answer each other's question, then trade cards, with the objective of collecting as many answers as possible. This QT focuses on rounding to two decimal places.
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