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Grade 5 - Mathematics
Rounding Mixed Numbers to Nearest Whole Number
Look at the following mixed fractions.
Approximate the fractional part to the nearest whole number.
Add that to the whole number
Note: In a mixed number 4 1/2 means 4 + 1/2 and not 4 x 1/2
: 4 3/4 - Round the fractional part.
(Numerator) 3 is more than half of 4 (denominator), and hence greater than half of 4.
3/4 approximated as 1.
Hence the mixed number is approximated as 4 + 1 = 5.
Round the following mixed numbers to nearest whole numbers. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
: 6 2/7 rounds down to (hint: 2 is less than half of 7, so 2/7<1/2)
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