Rounding numbers is an essential skill for children to master, as we use rounding frequently in our daily lives. Our resources cover everything students need to know about rounding both integers and decimals, from rounding to the nearest ten to using significant figures. We have worksheets available that introduce rounding decimals in an engaging and easy to understand way, balancing important information with entertaining activities. Whether your child needs help rounding to the nearest whole number or giving approximations, the rounding worksheets available on Cazoom Maths will prepare students for any rounding problem they might face.
Rounding Numbers Worksheets with Answers
Rounding numbers will come up in other areas of math, so give your child or pupil a head start with our resources. Our rounding numbers worksheets are available in PDF format to easily download and print, and come supplied with answers so you can see how much progress students are making. We have resources available for all levels and abilities, so use Cazoom Maths to help students throughout their math education.
The Importance of Learning to Round Numbers
Learning to round numbers is a very important skill that students will use throughout their math education and into later life.
Rounding decimals up to the nearest whole number can make adding up several numbers faster and easier. This is particularly useful when shopping; by rounding the prices of items to the nearest pound, the total value of the shop can be quickly estimated. This can be helpful to work out if you have enough money to buy all the items on your shopping list. Rounding might also be useful when estimating distance.
Application of Rounding Numbers in Math
It is not always necessary to be exact. Some math questions students come across in their education will result in an extremely long decimal number.
These numbers are very confusing to use in any subsequent calculations, so they are often rounded to make them easier to work with. Hence why instead of writing 3.1415926535 and so on for Pi, we often work with 3.14. This reduces the accuracy of the final answer, but it makes the calculation much simpler. Students will often be required to leave an answer to two decimal places, which involves rounding. In order to be successful in math, especially at higher levels, students need to be confident in how to round both decimals and whole numbers. Worksheets and activities on rounding can help to build confidence and improve technique in this area, preparing children for harder math questions and later life.