Half-court Rounding Lesson Plan

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The Half-Court Rounding game will help students practice rounding. Students will be able to demonstrate rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, and tenth. Students will also be able to correctly identify rounded numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and tenth.

Common Core Standards:


Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.


Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.


Warm-Up Activities: 

Pass out dry erase boards to pairs of students or individual students. Students will be using their boards to show their work throughout the warm-up activities. The teacher can begin with a quick review of the rounding concept that they are currently working on in class. Simply go to the rounding drills link https://mrnussbaum.com/rounding_drills/  and then select the appropriate skill review for their specific students prior to playing “Half-Court Rounding”.

Prior to playing the game it is also suggested that you watch the rounding video at the following link as a warm-up for your students. – https://mrnussbaum.com/rounding_videos/

Main Activity:

Students should watch the instructional video before playing half-court rounding on computers or iPads (https://mrnussbaum.com/halfcourt/). Students will play the “Half-Court Rounding” game either as a whole group or on individual computers. If you are playing as a whole group, split your class in half. One side can be team A and the other team B. Alternate the problems and give points to each team, if the person gets the rounding correct.


Have students complete the fun Half-court Rounding worksheet attached here: (https://mrnussbaum.com/half-court-rounding-printable-worksheet/)