Let's Go Shopping I have some birthday money that I need to spend. Let’s go shopping. I know just what I want.

 I have \$50.      I guess I really only have \$49.72. Isn’t that close to \$50? Instead of telling you exactly how much I have, I rounded to the nearest dollar.

Rounding means that I tell the dollar that I’m closest to. \$49.72 is closer to \$50 than to \$49. That’s why I said I have \$50.

Do you understand?

 \$1.00    \$1.28 \$1.50 \$1.73 \$2.00 Round to \$1.00. Round to \$2.00. Round means closest to. Every thing between \$1.00 and \$1.50 is closest to \$1.00. \$1.28 is closest to \$1.00. Everything between \$1.50 and \$2.00 is closest to \$2.00. \$1.73 is closest to \$2.00.

 Round each amount to the closest dollar. \$1.00 \$1.50 \$2.00 \$1.03 \$1.37 \$1.62 \$1.49 \$1.80 \$1.99

 I’m going to spend more than \$1 or \$2 so let’s practice rounding to other dollar amounts.\$36.29 is closest to \$36.00 so \$36.29 rounds to \$36.00   \$36.75 is closest to \$37.00 so \$36.75 rounds to \$37.00 Remember Always round to the dollar that is closest.

Round each amount to the nearest dollar.
 \$3.68 \$42.31 \$70.98 \$8.29

We had a great time shopping!

It’s easy to know how much money we have left to spend if we round to the closest dollar.

 Round means closest to. Click on the is closest to in the chart.

 Round means closest to.