Lesson 15
Round to the Nearest Ten and Hundred
Lesson Purpose
Lesson Narrative
Before this lesson, students named multiples of 10 and 100 that are near given numbers and identified the multiple of 10 or 100 that was closest. They located numbers on a number line and approximated their distance from adjacent tick marks that indicate tens, or from endpoints that mark hundreds.
Here, students learn that sometimes, when we round to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred, we round to the same number. Students also learn that when numbers are right in the middle of two multiples of 10 or 100, the convention is to round up. Students use rounding to estimate the number of students in a school and see that rounding to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred can give different estimates for the same situation.
 Representation
 MLR1
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Round whole numbers within 1,000 to the nearest ten and hundred, using the convention of rounding up when the number is halfway between two multiples of 10 or 100.
Student Facing
 Let’s round to the nearest ten and hundred.
Required Preparation
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  20 min 
Activity 2  15 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  5 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
How is your students’ understanding of place value contributing to their work rounding to the nearest ten and hundred?
Suggested Centers
 Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 7: Subtract Hundreds, Tens, or Ones (Addressing)
 How Close? (1–5), Stage 4: Add to 1,000 (Addressing)
 Capture Squares (1–3), Stage 6: Multiply with 1–5 (Supporting)
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