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 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.