teaching resource

# Rounding Decimals – Differentiated Colour by Code Worksheet

• Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Guide your students to round decimals to the nearest tenth and hundredth with this differentiated colour-by-code worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  5 - 7

• Differentiated:  Yes

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teaching resource

# Rounding Decimals – Differentiated Colour by Code Worksheet

• Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Guide your students to round decimals to the nearest tenth and hundredth with this differentiated colour-by-code worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  5 - 7

• Differentiated:  Yes

Guide your students to round decimals to the nearest tenth and hundredth with this differentiated colour-by-code worksheet.

## Decimal Rounding Worksheets For Your Classroom

With this printable resource, you will have a fun and engaging activity that is ready to go for your students. This set of differentiated worksheets comes with 3 different levelled worksheets, each designated with a star in the upper right-hand corner.

• One-Star Version – Students will practice rounding each decimal to the nearest whole number.
• Two-Star Version – This version requires students to round each number to the nearest tenth place.
• Three-Star Version – Students will be required to see if numbers are the same or different when rounded to the nearest tenths and hundredth.

To implement this teacher-created resource in your classroom, give out different worksheets based on student skill level or provide a variety of levels to your students. Students must follow the on-page directions to color the numbers. Work can be checked with the provided answer key.

If you are looking for a way to make this resource a bit more of a challenge, encourage students to complete more than one version or to create their own coloring page.

For students needing additional support, demonstrate how to round and give students completed examples. A place value mat and steps for rounding can also be provided.

## How to Round With Decimals

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or returning to the 5th grade after a break, we’re here to guide you through teaching your students the crucial skills of rounding decimals. With our helpful tips and tricks, you can feel confident in engaging and inspiring your students.

• Look at the digit to the right of the one you want to round – For example, in 3.78, the digit to the right of the one’s place is 7.
• Decide how to round – If that digit is 5 or greater, you’ll round the number up. If it’s less than 5, you’ll round the number down.
• Change the digits after the one you want to round to zeros – In our example, let’s say we want to round 3.78 to the nearest whole number. The digit after the decimal point is 7, which is more than 5. So, we change everything after the 7 to zeros. This makes 3.78 turn into 4.00.
• Drop the zeros –  Finally, you can drop the zeros at the end. So, rounding 3.78 to the nearest whole number gives you 4.

It’s like saying, ‘Hey, let’s make this number a bit simpler but still pretty close to what it was!’ Rounding decimals helps when you’re working with numbers with lots of decimal places and want to make them easier to work with.

## How to Get Your Worksheets for Rounding Decimals

Are you ready to snag this quick-print resource for your students? Simply use the dropdown arrow next to the Download button above to access either the easy-print PDF or the editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before viewing it.

This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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