Students learn and practice a strategy for rounding whole numbers. "A Rounding Shortcut SRB p87" Method (rounding to thousands):
Teacher leads a discussion introducing students to the terms condition and conditional statement. They learn the explicit If-Then format, and convert each of statements #3 and #4 in the method above to If-Then format.
Students learn and practice a strategy for rounding whole numbers.
Programmers often write code using conditionals (If-Then statements): If statements that indicate a condition the computer should evaluate as met or not met (i.e. as true or false), and Then statements that indicate what the computer should do if the if condition is true. In this activity students think about both the condition they are evaluating (Is the digit less than 5?) and what happens if the condition is met, or true (round down).