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Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free Rounding Decimals worksheet of 44 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the Rounding Decimals worksheet contains 36 skills-based questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 4 applied Rounding Decimals questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style Rounding Decimals questions 
  • Answers and a mark scheme for all Rounding Decimals questions
  • Follows variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Rounding decimals at a glance

 

Rounding decimals involves approximating a decimal number to make it easier to read and work with. It is common to round decimals to the nearest whole number, nearest tenth, nearest hundredth or nearest thousandth. 

 

In order to round decimal numbers, we can picture where the number would appear on a number line to help us decide whether to round up or down. In general numbers 5 or greater round up and numbers 4 or less round down. For example, when rounding numbers to 2 decimal places, we look at the next decimal place value, the thousandths. If the number in the thousandths column is 5 or greater we round up. If it is 4 or less we round down. 

 

As an alternative to rounding to a given number of decimal places, we could round to a given number of significant figures.

 

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional number worksheets, for example an equivalent fractions & ordering fractions worksheet or simplifying fractions worksheet.

 

 

For more teaching and learning support on Number our GCSE maths lessons provide step by step support for all GCSE maths concepts.

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