Next week the children will be focussing on rounding within their Maths. The children will round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place. They will also read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
Rounding to a given number of places
Counting decimal places
Decimal places are counted from the decimal point:
So, the number has four decimal places, while has two decimal places.
- If it’s less than , round down
- If it’s or more, round up
Round to decimal places
This means we need digits after the decimal point.
Because the next digit , is more than , we round the up.
( decimal places).