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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: How do I teach rounding to fourth graders who just don't seem to get it?

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From: faye <fayemoss@optonline.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008121519:40:41
Subject: Re: rounding to the greatest place

420 is correct. 
You round

17 to 20
73 to 70
289 to 300
27 to 30

20+70+300+30=420.

When you round 289 to the greatest place, you round it up to 300. 
Underline the 2.  Go next door to the 8.  Since 8 is more than 5, 2
becomes 3 (it goes up by 1) and everything to the right becomes a
zero.  Hope that helps.

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