Round to Nearest Thousands

These lessons, with videos, examples, and solutions, help Grade 4 students learn how to round multi-digit numbers to the thousands place using the vertical number line.

Common Core Standards: 4.NBT.3

New York State Common Core Math Grade 4, Module 1, Lesson 7

NYS Math Module 1 Grade 4 Lesson 7

The following diagram shows how to round to the nearest thousands place. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to round to thousands place.

Lesson 7 Concept Development

Terms used in Lesson 7
Round, Endpoints, Midpoint

Problem 1:
Use a vertical line to round a four-digit number to the nearest thousand.
Round 4,100 to the nearest thousand.

Problem 2:
Use a vertical line to round a five- and six-digit number to the nearest thousand.
Round 14,345 to the nearest thousand.

Lesson 7 Problem Set

1. Round to the nearest thousand. Use the number line to model your thinking.
a. 6,700 ≈ _____ b. 9,340 ≈______
c. 16,401 ≈ _____ d. 39,545 ≈ _____
e. 399,499 ≈ _____ f. 840,007 ≈ ______
2. A pilot wanted to know about how many kilometers he flew on his last 3 flights. From NYC to London he flew 5,572 km. Then, from London to Beijing he flew 8,147 km. Finally, he flew 10,996 km from Beijing back to NYC. Round each number to the nearest thousand, then find the sum of the rounded numbers to estimate about how many kilometers the pilot flew.
3. Mrs. Smith’s class is learning about healthy eating habits. The students learned that the average child should consume about 12,000 calories each week. Kerry consumed 12,748 calories last week. Tyler consumed 11,702 calories last week. Round to the nearest thousand to find who consumed closer to the recommended number of calories? Use pictures, numbers, and words to explain. 4, The cost of tuition at Cornell University is \$43,000 per year when rounded to the nearest thousand. What is the greatest possible amount the tuition could be? What is the least possible amount the tuition could be?

Lesson 7 Homework

1. Round to the nearest thousand. Use the number line to model your thinking.
a. 5,900 ≈ _________________
b. 4,180 ≈ _________________
c. 32,879 ≈ _________________
d. 78,600 ≈ _________________
e. 251,031 ≈ _________________
f. 699,900 ≈ _________________

2. Steven and his friend were putting together a 5,000 piece puzzle. In one day, they put together 981 of the pieces. About how many pieces did they put together? Round to the nearest thousand. Use what you know about place value to explain your answer.

3. Louise’s family went on vacation to Disney World. Their vacation cost \$5,990. Sophia’s family went on vacation to Niagara Falls. Their vacation cost \$4,720. Both families budgeted about \$5,000 for their vacation. Whose family stayed closer to the budget? Round to the nearest thousand. Use what you know about place value to explain your answer.

4. Marsha’s brother wanted help with the first question on his homework. The question asked the students to round 128,902 to the nearest thousand and then to explain the answer. Marsha’s brother thought that the answer was 128,000. Was his answer correct? How do you know? Use pictures, numbers, and words to explain what you know about place value.

Example:
Use the vertical number line to:
a) Round 4,700 to the nearest thousand.
b) Round 14,500 to the nearest thousand.
c) Round 4,180 to the nearest thousand.
d) Round 5,900 to the nearest thousand.

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