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Topic: CC Alg 1 Rounding Rules
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Jonathan Halabi

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Registered: 8/16/08
Re: CC Alg 1 Rounding Rules
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 4:56 PM
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Are you answering from personal knowledge (and I believe you are correct)
or from what the Common Core or New York State says?

I want to be careful not to try to interpret people who have a track
history of making unpredictable assumptions.

Jonathan Halabi
the Bronx

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Mike Schaertl <>wrote:

> When multiplying and dividing *measurements*, your answer must have the
> same number of significant figures as the factor with the fewest number of
> significant figures. For example, the measurements of the sides of a
> rectangle are 2.5 meters by 2.75 meters. The area calculation would be
> 6.875 but must be rounded to 2 significant figures (because there are 2 sig
> figs in 2.5) or 6.9 meters squared.
> Mike Schaertl
> Red Jacket HS
> *From:* Erin Riley <>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:19 PM
> *To:*
> *Subject:* CC Alg 1 Rounding Rules
> In planning for the upcoming year, I know that we are supposed to be
> emphasizing using units and having students "choose a level of accuracy
> appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities." Can
> anyone clarify? If a calculation works out to be a terminating decimal,
> leave it? If we have to round, students should go to what place? If they
> have quantities to the nearest whole and others to the nearest 100th in
> their calculations (like a unit conversion), where would they round to? I'm
> used to their examples telling them where to round to and it seemed to be
> that was no longer going to be the case!
> Thanks,
> Erin
> Erin Newton
> ESM High School

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