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Rounding Match-Up Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 5

Practice rounding decimals and whole numbers with this match-up activity.

Practice Rounding Numbers with a Match-Up Activity!

Do your students need additional practice with rounding? Perhaps they understand the concept of rounding but need extra practice with solving expressions and word problems with rounding. If so, Teach Starter has a resource that combines three different rounding skills. Students will have fun completing this activity in a math center while strengthening their place value and rounding skills.

To play, students complete the problems on the question cards and find a matching answer card. Students will record matches on their recording sheets. 

Through this activity, students will show they can round to specific place values, solve expressions, and solve word problems using rounding. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this rounding activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Break the matching activity into small chunks for students who need additional support. Have students work on one type of problem first rather than all 3 types. For example, students can practice rounding whole numbers before moving on to expressions and/or problem-solving.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Extend this task by setting up a true/false gallery walk where students determine which cards are accurately matched. Students can also use the cards to play a memory-matching game. In addition, challenge students to create their own matches to make a memory game.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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