In this activity, we are going to practise rounding numbers to the nearest 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000.

__Rounding to the nearest 1,000 (thousand)__

When rounding to the nearest 1,000, count in 1,000s either side of your number and choose the nearest.

If the number in the hundreds place is less than 5, then round down.

If the number in the hundreds place is 5 or greater, then round up.

93,235 is between 93,000 and 94,000.

93,000 <——93,235——————> 94,000

There is a 200 in the hundreds place, so round down to 93,000.

93,235 is **93**,**000** rounded to the nearest 1,000.

__Rounding to the nearest 10,000 (ten thousand)__

When rounding to the nearest 10,000, count in 10,000s either side of your number and choose the nearest.

If the number in the thousands place is less than 5, then round down.

If the number in the thousands place is 5 or more, round up.

369,594 is between 360,000 and 370,000.

360,000 <—————369,594 ———> 370,000

There is a 9 in the thousands place, so round up to 370,000.

369,594 is **370**,**000** rounded to the nearest 10,000.

__Rounding to the nearest 100,000 (hundred thousand)__

When rounding to the nearest 100,000, count in 100,000s either side of your number and choose the nearest.

If the number in the ten thousands place is less than 5, then round down.

If the number in the ten thousands place is 5 or more, round up.

8,439,798 is between 8,400,000 and 8,500,000.

8,400,000 <———8,439,798—————> 8,500,000

There is a 3 in the ten thousands place, so round down to 8,400,000.

8,439 ,798 is **8**,**400**,**000** rounded to the nearest 100,000.

__Rounding to the nearest 1,000,000 (million)__

When rounding to the nearest 1,000,000, count in 1,000,000s either side of your number and choose the nearest.

If the number in the hundred thousands place is less than 5, then round down.

If the number in the hundred thousands place is 5 or more, round up.

8,500,000 is between 8,000,000 and 9,000,000.

8,000,000 <———8,500,000———> 9,000,000

The number in the hundred thousands place is 5, so we round **up **to 9,000,000.

8,500,000 is **9**,**000**,**000** rounded to the nearest 1,000,000.

That is a lot to remember!!

You can look back at this introduction at any point by clicking on the red help button that will appear on the screen when you start the questions.