Estimating and rounding decimals

In this lesson, students draw on prior knowledge of rounding whole numbers to develop their understanding and fluency when rounding decimals and are encouraged to reason and problem-solve through a variety of contextual activities. Students will also develop an appreciation of the role of estimation in mathematics and science.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Classroom talks, Questioning, Differentiated teaching, Collaborative learning, Explicit teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Science, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Number
Topics Mathematical modelling, Estimation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Round decimals to a given accuracy appropriate to the context and use appropriate rounding and estimation to check the reasonableness of solutions

Use the 4 operations with positive rational numbers including fractions, decimals and percentages to solve problems using efficient calculation strategies

Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving rational numbers and percentages, including financial contexts; formulate problems, choosing representations and efficient calculation strategies, using digital tools as appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying choices made about the representation

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P9)

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