 # Rounding Decimals (2)

In this worksheet, students must round numbers with two decimal places to the nearest whole number. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Round Up/Down Decimals

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

Numbers with 2 decimal places have 2 digits after the decimal point.

To round one of these numbers to the nearest whole number think of a number line.

Numbers whose first decimal places is 01, 2, 3, 4 round DOWN.

Numbers whose first decimal places is 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 round UP.

Remember that halfway numbers, such as 7.50 round UP. Here 7.35 has a 3 in its first decimal place so rounds DOWN to 7.

And 7.58 has a 5 in its first decimal place so rounds UP to 8.

Example 1

Round 12.63 to the nearest whole number.

12.63 is between 12 and 13.

It has a 6 as its first decimal place so rounds up.

12.63 rounds up to 13.

Example 2

Round 10.38 to the nearest whole number.

10.38 is between 10 and 11.

It has a 3 as its first decimal place so rounds down.

10.38 rounds down to 10.

Example 3

Round 16.50 to the nearest whole number.

16.50 is halfway between 16 and 17 and so we round up.

16.50 rounds up to 17.

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

3.87

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

3.19

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

6.35

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

6.52

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

8.61

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

1.19

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

4.91

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

7.49

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

9.50

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

0.82

• Question 1

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

3.87

4
EDDIE SAYS
3.87 is between 3 and 4 but closer to 4.
The 8 in the tenths place is high.
• Question 2

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

3.19

3
EDDIE SAYS
3.19 is between 3 and 4 but closer to 3.
The 1 in the tenths place is low.
• Question 3

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

6.35

6
EDDIE SAYS
6.35 is between 6 and 7 but closer to 6.
The 3 in the tenths place is low.
• Question 4

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

6.52

7
EDDIE SAYS
6.52 is between 6 and 7 but closer to 7.
The 5 in the tenths place is high.
• Question 5

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

8.61

9
EDDIE SAYS
8.61 is between 8 and 9 but closer to 9.
The 6 in the tenths place is high.
• Question 6

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

1.19

1
EDDIE SAYS
1.19 is between 1 and 2 but closer to 1.
The 1 in the tenths place is low.
• Question 7

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

4.91

5
EDDIE SAYS
4.91 is between 4 and 5 but closer to 5.
The 9 in the tenths place is high.
• Question 8

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

7.49

7
EDDIE SAYS
7.49 is between 7 and 8 but closer to 7.
The 4 in the tenths place is low.
• Question 9

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

9.50

10
EDDIE SAYS
9.50 is halfway between 9 and 10 so we round up to 10.
The 5 in the tenths place is high.
• Question 10

Round this decimal number to the nearest whole number:

0.82

1
EDDIE SAYS
0.82 is between 0 and 1 but closer to 1.
The 8 in the tenths place is high.
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