Task# Rounding to the Nearest 1000

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is for students to estimate the position of numbers less than 10,000 on the number line, to practice rounding, and to make the connection between rounding and location on the number line. The numbers are all plotted on the number line with the small tick marks labelled. For rounding to the nearest 1000 we first find which two thousands the number lies between and round to the nearer of the two.