Reflection: Real World Applications Stories in Stone (Rounding to the Tens Place) - Section 2: Initial Question - How Old Are These Rocks?


Content connections don't work for everyone but this is what I believe, based on both research and personal experience.

Students retain more (concept paths as well as basic skills) when what they learn is embedded in content.  Additionally, they are more likely to be interested in integrated content, and this also leads to a greater ability to retain and apply what they are learning.  Finally, students learn more when their teacher is truly interested in the subject matter, and this is why, when possible, I embed core content into high interest topics that I also find enjoyable and worthwhile.  The obvious prerequisite is that whatever choices I make are first and foremost guided by alignment to the standards, but once that requirement is thoroughly and verifiably fulfilled, I am free to enrich upon the core material.  This is one of the many aspects of teaching that I truly love, that I am always learning new subject-area content and finding ways to bring that into the classroom.  I also pay careful attention to students' interests, and when a topic in which I am fascinated fails to engage the children, I revise those lessons.  So, everything here has been kid approved!

  Content Connections
  Real World Applications: Content Connections
Loading resource...

Stories in Stone (Rounding to the Tens Place)

Unit 7: Rounding
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT round numbers between 0 and 1,000 to the closest ten.

Big Idea: Place value is the bedrock that everything is built on!

  Print Lesson
19 teachers like this lesson
Math, Number Sense and Operations, rounding, 3rd gr, integrated science
  67 minutes
cap reef lesson image
Similar Lessons
Rounding to Check Accuracy
3rd Grade Math » Place Value
Big Idea: In order to approximate a total, or to help check the reasonableness of an answer, students need to be able to round to the nearest 10 or 100. Check out this lesson for a fun game that gives them practice rounding, adding, and subtracting.
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Michelle Marcus
Multi-Digit Subtraction
5th Grade Math » Targeted Skills Interventions
Big Idea: Beg, borrow, steal? I think borrowing is best!
Grand Rapids, MI
Environment: Urban
Erin Doughty
Place Value to Thousands
3rd Grade Math » Review for Testing
Big Idea: This lesson addresses the foundational skill of place value through modeling.
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
Diane Siekmann
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload