Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Throwdown: Kid Rounding

Happy Thursday!

Time for Thursday Throwdown!
We did this activity today-because my kids were just not getting rounding.

So I thought, why not use them to demonstrate?

Every student got a number (from 0-9) with 0 on the back.

I picked six students to come up to the front of the room and be the big number.

One student was lucky enough to be 'leid' which was the place value we were rounding to.

Every student after (to the right of the 'leid' student, turned around and turned their card to 0.
Then we had to decided if we were going to stay with the 'leid' student, or trade up.

I brought up the student who had the next number up, and moved them in front of the 'leid' student.

We talked about how we had to look one student to the right to decide if we were going to stay or trade up.

They had fun with it!

Every student got to be the big number twice, with some students getting more 'turns' if they had a trade number.

Then we went back and worked in our workbooks. Most students went back and corrected previous problems-they seemed to have a much better understanding of it! (and after 3 days, I hope so!)

Today's Outfit

Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Shoes: DSW (which were changed after the picture-My toes needed to breathe!)

Tonight was Open House...which I'll talk about tomorrow! Open House night is definitely a looong day at school-especially when you have an early morning PLC!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. I hope you have a great open house-they always make for a long night!

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  2. I love it! My kids eat these types of activities up!
    Thanks for linking up!
    :) Erin
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