Rounding to 3 Significant FiguresPractise your approximation and rounding skills with this online, selfmarking exercise. 
This is level 6; Rounding numbers to three significant figures. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 17 correct.
This is 'Rounding to 3 Significant Figures'. You can also try rounding to:
Whole number
1 decimal place
2 decimal places
1 sig fig
2 sig figs
Ten, hundred etc
InstructionsTry your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help. When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file. 



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Level 1  Rounding numbers to the nearest whole number
Level 2  Rounding numbers to one decimal place
Level 3  Rounding numbers to two decimal places
Level 4  Rounding numbers to one significant figure
Level 5  Rounding numbers to two significant figures
Level 6  Rounding numbers to three significant figures
Level 7  Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred etc
More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and selfmarking exercises.
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See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.
Rounding to decimal places: A straight forward explanation from SLEP about how to round a number to a given number of decimal places.
Rounding to significant figures: Another video from SLEP but this one is about rounding to a given number of significant figures.
Significant figures: CGP Maths Tutor explain what 'significant figures' means, then talks you through some examples. A video tutorial.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Friday, March 16, 2018
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