Is it closer to 0 or 1,000?

  0

500  If you have 500
         or more, you move up.


1000
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one billion                                 5
hundred million                        6
ten million                                0
one million                                1
one hundred thousand            3
ten thousand                           5
thousand                                 7
hundred                                  0
tens                                         1
ones                                        8

. Decimal
(less than a dollar)
tenths                                     9
hundreths                               2
thousandths                           2
ten thousandths                     0
hundred thousandths             5
millionths                                 3

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Round to the nearest tens place.
  1. 593
  2. 9067
  3. 21
  4. 99
  5. 8997
  6. 345
  7. 75
  8. 324
  9. 9
  10. 11

Round to the nearest thousands place.
  1. 1,972
  2. 6,111
  3. 10,999
  4. 597,033
  5. 879
  6. 498
  7. 732
  8. 10
  9. 551
  10. 1,879

Round to the
nearest hundreds.
  1. 534
  2. 297
  3. 850
  4.   10
  5.   49
  6. 732
  7.  45
  8. 997
  9. 209
  10. 34,567

Is it closer to 0 or 100?

  0

50  If you have 50 or
       more you move up


100
Is it closer to 0 or 10?

  0

   5 If you have 5 or
       more you move up


 10
When rounding look at the ones place first and then the ten's place etc... (or whatever place you are rounding in the directions).   Let's take a example:
     round 58 to the nearest 10's place.
The 5 is in the 10's place.  Look at the
number in the ones place. 
If the number is 5 or above you move
 the number up to the next 10's spot. 
The answer would be 60.

Another way to think about it is money.
If you have 58 cents, is it closer to
60 cents or 50 cents?

How about the nearest 1,000 place?
      1,989
One is in the thousands place.  Nine is in the hundreds place.  Is nine hundred closer to
1,000 or 0.  It's over the 500 mark, so the answer would be 2,000.
Rounding numbers may seem simple; but not for everyone.  I have more trouble rounding numbers then I do with fractions.  It is important to remember that there are some things that are confusing to some and not others.  Just because you may have difficulty with one thing, it doesn't apply to everything! 

Sometimes simple things can be the most difficult.  I don't know whether it is true, but it's been said that Albert Einstein couldn't tie his shoelaces until he was around 9 years old.  He was also dyslexic.  Yet, Albert Einstein was one of the greatest mathematicians of our time famous for his Theory of Relativity.  If you have difficulties with certain things that has no barring on your full potential or your intelligence! 
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Next, we'll round decimals
Week 1 math
Round to the nearest tens place.
  1. 593   - 590
  2. 9067  - 9070
  3. 21    - 20
  4. 99   - 100
  5. 8997 -  9000
  6. 345  -  350
  7. 75   -   80
  8. 324 - 320
  9. 9  -   10
  10. 11 - 10

Round to the
nearest hundreds.
  1. 534    - 500
  2. 297  -  300
  3. 850  - 900
  4.   10  -  0
  5.   49  -  0
  6. 732  -  700
  7.  45  -  0
  8. 997  -  1000
  9. 209  -  200
  10. 34,567   - 34,600

Round to the nearest
 thousands place.
  1. 1,972   -  2,000
  2. 6,111  -  6,000
  3. 10,999  - 11,000
  4. 597,033  -  597,000
  5. 879  - 1,000
  6. 498 -   0
  7. 732 -  1,000
  8. 10   -   0
  9. 551  -  1,000
  10. 1,879 -  2,000

The rounding numbers video will take a little longer to download; the 1st video is around 2 minutes, the 2nd is around 4 and a half.  (This  will also depend on your connection speed)
Take the moment to grab some water or maybe practice a bit.  Thank you.

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