Thursday 30th April 2020
Day 9 - Thursday 30th April 2020
Learning Focus- Estimating Money
- Children round amounts of money written in decimal notation to the nearest pound.
- Children discuss underestimating and overestimating and link this to rounding down or up and apply it to real life scenarios such as buying items.
- To round decimals to the nearest whole number or pound, identify the two integers the number is between. For instance, £5.60 is between 5 and 6.
- Then, decide which integer the decimal number is closest to - a number line is useful to visualise this.
- With £5.60, it is closer to 6 so rounds to £6. If a number has five tenths - for instance, £11.50 - the numbers rounds up to the next integer: £11.50 rounds to £12.
1. Click on the video below. There is not a WRM tutorial available for 'Estimating money'. Please take a look at this video which talks about rounding money to the nearest pound. When we estimate money, we simply round the amount to the nearest pound. You may skip this step and move directly on to the Powerpoint.
Link: Click on the video above to take you to the tutorial.
2. Work through the 'Estimating Money' PowerPoint attached below. Have your workbook ready to work through the examples.
3. Complete the 'Estimating Money' worksheet which can be found in your home learning pack. Answers will be provided shortly via Parent Hub App.
4. Challenge: As a bonus challenge, children can complete the WRM extension. The challenge is not in your home learning pack and should be completed in your workbook.