Rounding 1DP

A Maths Starter of The Day

Round each of the following to 1 decimal place

48.22
54.90
4.92
1.55
933.55

2312
6.210
0.412
0.0068
895.960

Now add all of your answers together.

 

 


Topics: Starter | Approximation | Arithmetic | Rounding

  • Mr. MacLeod's Grade 7 Class, St. Stephens Catholic School- Valleyview Alberta
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • "My Grade 7 class would like to be able to use a calculator to save time on this question, but they did enjoy it."
  • Transum,
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • "Even the most confident pupils might hesitate when you ask them to round -37.25 to one decimal place. Do you know the answer? Are you sure? Have a look at the extension activity below then let us know what you think."

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Answers

48.2
54.9
4.9
1.6
933.6

2312.0
6.2
0.4
0.0
896.0

4257.8

Would you have got the same answer if you had added all of the original numbers together then rounded off the answer?

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Extension

Do you know how to round negative numbers? If values exactly half way between get rounded up should -37.25 be rounded to -37.2 or -37.3? Does ‘rounded up’ mean rounded to the larger value or the value furthest away from zero?

A system of rounding commonly used in bookkeeping and some computing procedures is called ‘round half to even’. In this system half way values are rounded either up or down in order to make the last digit an even number.

So, for example, 37.25 becomes 37.2, 37.15 also becomes 37.2 and −37.25 becomes −37.2 without any doubt.

This method of rounding is also useful when rounding values in large data sets as it evens out the rounding ups and rounding downs for the half way values.