Rounding & Estimating

As grown ups we use rounding and estimation in our everyday lives. We approximate the temperature, the cost of items, the time, and even our age.

Using words such as: about, approximately, around, roughly, or nearly, it can be assumed that something has been  rounded.  Kids need to learn these important skills partly because they often hear estimation and use estimation, but more importantly, it helps to solidify math learning by teaching them the idea of reasonableness.

Here are some helpful online sites we have used for 6th grade rounding and estimating skills. Hands on practice is the best way to reinforce new skills for mastery. Check back often as we continue to add to our list of finds.

 

  1. Anti-Homework – Estimate angles. Correct answers will give you a homework grenade to get rid of assignments.

  2. Comparison Estimator – Compare two sets of objects by estimating.

  3. Estimate Fractional Distance – Watch Grammy carefully and estimate the fractional distance that represents where she jumped over the hedge.

  4. Estimation Valley Golf – Quickly estimate the answers to the math problems and play a round of golf!

  5. Estimating by Rounding – Practice addition with regrouping. Estimate to the nearest thousand.

  6. Estimating by Rounding – Practice subtraction with regrouping.

  7. Estimating Sum – Estimate the sum by front end estimation. No hints or clues are given.

  8. Estimator – Practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area. Similar to the Comparison Estimator.

  9. Let’s Go Shopping – Estimate by rounding to the nearest dollar as you shop.

  10. More or Less Estimator – This activity states a quantity and asks the user to estimate whether the set of objects is more or less than the number given.

  11. Spy Guys Interactive – Rounding Numbers – Watch the video and respond at various places in Lesson 9.

  12. That’s Right – Estimate measurements in real-world problems using money.

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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