Could your kids use some additional practice with rounding whole numbers? This digital set of rounding practice for kids gives instant feedback so kids know how they’re doing!
Rounding is one of those skills that can often be rushed or glossed over, but it is an essential skill. We want kids to be able to estimate and consider the reasonableness of their solutions, and often rounding to get a quick estimate is the best way to do that. Rounding can also help with mental math at the grocery store or the mall or a restaurant, allowing them to estimate costs quickly and easily. If your kids struggle with rounding or just need a quick review, this set of rounding practice boom cards is perfect.
Rounding Practice for Kids:
This set of skills practice boom cards includes 4 digit whole numbers for kids to practice rounding.
There are 15 boom cards included, covering the following skills:
- Rounding to the nearest 10
- Rounding to the nearest 100
- Rounding to the nearest 1000
Often, kids struggle with determining what two numbers the given number is between. By including a variety of problems in one set, kids will have to pay close attention to what the question is asking (for instance, do they round to the nearest 10 or 100?).
For example, say the number is 1,465.
Rounding to the nearest ten means, is this number closer to 1,460 or 1,470?
However, if it said round to the nearest hundred, you would consider if it is closer to 1,400 or 1,500.
Students have to pay close attention to the question before they round the number, because there are always different ways to round.
If your kids are struggling with this skill, consider providing blank number lines for them to place each number.
They can then think about where the number fits on the number line in relation to other numbers to help them round.
To solve each problem, students simply tap an answer on the given boom card and they will get immediate feedback as to whether or not they rounded correctly.
Benefits of Boom Learning Decks:
This rounding practice activity is a digital math activity that your students can complete on a computer or tablet. There is nothing to print out.
There are several benefits of using this and the Boom Learning Platform, if this is new to you.
First, as I mentioned, there’s nothing to print out. This will save you the prep time and save your paper and ink.
Second, because this is digital, there’s instant feedback. Students see right away, question by question if they got the answer right or not.
Third, if you set up an account and classroom in the Boom Learning platform, you can also access reports to get instant feedback on how your students did. This again saves you time, because you don’t have to grade their practice. You can get a quick snapshot of how they did with the rounding practice, and if they need to try again.
Even if you don’t have a classroom set up, you can still share a link to the boom cards with your students through Google classroom, email or another learning platform. They can then practice and get feedback themselves, but you won’t be able to see a report of how they did.
How to Create a Fast Pin Link for Students:
If you don’t need a report, you can create a ‘fast play’ pin link to share with students.
To begin, go to your library.
Then, click the ‘Action’ button on the set of boom cards you would like to share with students.
From the dropdown menu, select ‘Fast Pin.’
Click the ‘generate pin‘ button and you will be given a unique link to share with students. Please note: this link will only be valid for 14 days, so don’t grab this link until you’re ready to assign it to students.
Highlight and copy the link you’re given, and then share that link via whatever platform you are using to assign work to your students.
I hope this provides a fun, quick and easy way to practice rounding skills with whole numbers!
Ready to get started? Click the link below to grab this set of rounding boom cards from the Boom Learning Platform.
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