Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Rounding - Concept

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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In general, when we round numbers, we look at the digit to the right of our goal rounding place (like nearest tenth, nearest hundred, etc). If the value is 5 or higher, we round the value up. If it is less than 5, we round down. This is a helpful tool for estimation and is often done in the real world. However, if you always round up before doing a calculation, you may run into errors of over-estimating your final answer.

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