# Rounding to the nearest ten – math game for 2nd grade

This math game helps kids practice rounding to the nearest ten. It is a game that is suitable for second grade math learners.

**Skills to develop:**Rounding to the nearest ten and numerical estimations are lifelong math skills that are best developed early at 2

^{nd}grade level.

**Game Overview:**The

*is a time-limited game of multiple choices with one or sometimes two correct answers.*

**Monkey Isle Game****Estimation**is a

**lifetime skill**. If students can learn to

**estimate**at a young age, they will be ahead of the game! As adults we use

**estimation**every day, when shopping, paying bills, figuring out how much money we have and more.

**Rounding**is the first introduction to

**estimation**. In this game students will

**practice**the much needed skill of

**rounding**in a fun way when they

**practice rounding**to the

**nearest 10**. There are three types of

**rounding**used in this game. One is to

**estimate**the dots on the page and choose the closest answer, the other is to actually

**round**the number to the nearest

**ten**on a

**number line**, and the last is to

**add two numbers**together and then

**round**. The

**rounding method**used is

**4 or below, leave it alone, 5 or above, give it a shove.**If the student

**rounds**or

**estimates**correctly in the game, the monkey on the following screen will dig up a banana or a coconut, if the

**answer**is incorrect, the monkey digs up a shoe. The object is to get as many stars as possible. This game is

**great practice**for older students as well.