Rounding from a calculator: Approximating

In this lesson, we will learn about approximation and how to use that to approximate answers to calculations.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is 234.8 to the nearest integer?

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Q2.Round 152.8 to the nearest 10

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Q3.Round 9.064 to 2 decimal places

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Q4.Round 18.961 to 1 decimal place

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Q5.Round 7846.7 to the nearest 100

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is 234.8 to the nearest integer?

1/5

Q2.Round 152.8 to the nearest 10

2/5

Q3.Round 9.064 to 2 decimal places

3/5

Q4.Round 18.961 to 1 decimal place

4/5

Q5.Round 7846.7 to the nearest 100

5/5

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Approximation Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What does this symbol mean? ≈

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Q2.Find an approximation for:

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Q3.A student is thinking of an approximate value for √(67 ). What should her answer be?

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Q4.Find an approximation for:

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Q5.Find an approximation for:

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Q6.Why is the approximation to this calculation greater than the actual answer?

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Quiz:

Approximation Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What does this symbol mean? ≈

1/6

Q2.Find an approximation for:

2/6

Q3.A student is thinking of an approximate value for √(67 ). What should her answer be?

3/6

Q4.Find an approximation for:

4/6

Q5.Find an approximation for:

5/6

Q6.Why is the approximation to this calculation greater than the actual answer?

6/6

Lesson summary: Rounding from a calculator: Approximating

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