Rounding to 1 Decimal PlacePractise your approximation and rounding skills with this online, selfmarking exercise. 
This is level 2; Rounding numbers to one decimal place. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct.
This is 'Rounding to 1 Decimal Place'. You can also try rounding to:
Whole number
2 decimal places
1 sig fig
2 sig figs
3 sig figs
Ten, hundred etc
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Level 1  Rounding numbers to the nearest whole number
Level 2  Rounding numbers to one decimal place
Level 3  Rounding numbers to two decimal places
Level 4  Rounding numbers to one significant figure
Level 5  Rounding numbers to two significant figures
Level 6  Rounding numbers to three significant figures
Level 7  Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred etc
More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and selfmarking exercises.
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See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.
Rounding to decimal places: A straight forward explanation from SLEP about how to round a number to a given number of decimal places.
Rounding to significant figures: Another video from SLEP but this one is about rounding to a given number of significant figures.
Significant figures: CGP Maths Tutor explain what 'significant figures' means, then talks you through some examples. A video tutorial.
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Logan, New Zealand
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Hi There. I feel obliged to question one of your answers there. Surely 9.846 rounded to one decimal place has to be 9.9. The 4 becomes a 5."
Transum,
Thursday, April 25, 2013
"Hi Logan. When rounding to one decimal place you only have to consider the value of the second decimal place. You can ignore the rest of the digits.
To make it clear have a look at the diagram below. You can see that 9.846 is closer to 9.8 than it is to 9.9. Therefore it makes sense to round it to 9.8.