Next week the children will be focussing on rounding within their Maths. The children will** round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place**. They will also **read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places**.

# Rounding to a given number of places

## Counting decimal places

Decimal places are counted from the decimal point:

So, the number has four decimal places, while has two decimal places.

To round a number to a given number of decimal places, look at the number in the next decimal place:

- If it’s less than , round down
- If it’s or more, round up

### Example

Round to decimal places

This means we need digits after the decimal point.

Because the next digit , is more than , we round the up.

( decimal places).

Miss Niland