Rounding and Estimation Worksheets
Use JumpStart’s rounding and estimation worksheets to help your students get the hang of these important math concepts.
About Rounding and Estimation
Rounding simplifies complex or very large numbers and makes them easier to understand or work with. Rounding is also used when you don’t really need to use an exact number. For instance, the exact population of the world at the moment of writing this is 7,244,506,769. But this number changes every millisecond and it’s unlikely you’ll need to know the exact number anyway. So you round it off to 7 and a half billion. That’s what rounding is all about. Estimation or ‘educated guessing’ is another way to simplify numbers and make them easier to work with. But it only works when you don’t need to know the exact number and can work with an approximate one. But estimation is not a shot in the dark; it is based on facts or at least a certain amount of prior knowledge.
Rounding Numbers Worksheets
Rounding numbers is a simple math concept, but it takes practice to get the hang of it. Use our rounding and estimation worksheets to give your students valuable rounding practice. Children begin by learning to round to the nearest ten, and then move on to rounding to the nearest hundred, thousand and so on. Older kids can learn to round fractions by using our free and printable rounding fractions worksheets.
Estimation is a quick way of calculating the approximate answer to a math problem. Estimation helps people cross-check answers and find approximate values without spending too much time doing lengthy math problems. Teach your students this useful math skill with our free rounding and estimation worksheets. Kids can begin learning to estimate at a very young age. For kids who know how to add, use our estimating sums worksheets to teach them the basics of estimation. As kids learn how to multiply, they can also start practicing with estimating products worksheets as well.