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Rounding Bingo - Using a Vertical Number Line

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    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  AUS V8, AUS V9, TEKS

  • Years

    Years:  3 - 4

Review how to round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, and ten thousand with a vertical number line Bingo game.

The Vertical Number Line Makes Rounding Easy!

Rounding Bingo is a game that can help students learn how to round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, and ten thousand using the vertical number line. The game is played on a bingo board, with each square on the board containing a rounded number. The teacher calls out statements describing a number and the place it should be rounded to.

Students must then plot the numbers and midpoint on a reusable vertical number line, round the number, and mark off the corresponding square on their bingo board. The game’s goal is to be the first player to fill a complete row or column on the bingo board by correctly rounding the numbers called out. This can be a fun and interactive way to help students practise their skills and improve their understanding of rounding and estimation. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

Use this bingo game to enhance learning through your maths stations or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing a poster or anchor chart reminding students of the rules of rounding. Additionally, this game can be completed with a small group and guidance from the teacher.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If students need an additional challenge, encourage them to order the numbers on their bingo board from least to greatest.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Amy Adam, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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