 # Round to Nearest Thousands

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Examples, videos, and solutions to 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
Common Core Grade 4, Module 1, Lesson 7 Worksheet (pdf)

The following diagram shows how to round to the nearest thousands place. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions. Terms used in Lesson 7
Number line, Endpoints, Midpoint, Rounding and Estimating, Approximate Symbol.
Find the midpoint on the number line
Lesson 7 Concept Development

Problem 1: Use a vertical line to round a four-digit number to the nearest thousand. Problem 2:
Use a vertical line to round a five- and six-digit number to the nearest thousand. 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.

Lesson 7 Problem Set

1. Round to the nearest thousand. Use the number line to model your thinking.

a. 6,700 ≈ ______ b. 9,340 ≈__________ Example:
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. Lesson 7 Homework
1. Round to the nearest thousand. Use the number line to model your thinking.
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.

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