# Rounding to Thousandths Worksheets

How to Round Numbers to Thousandths (Decimals) - The technique of rounding off numbers to their nearest place values or decimal places has helped mathematicians a lot in estimation very large or small values. The meaning of rounding off is to bind the exact value of a numeric figure to its nearest place value or decimal place. For example, the number 736,256 will be rounded off to its nearest tens, and we will get an answer of 736,260. Here in this example, we can see that the number 56 at the end is converted into 60. Why is that so? Let us see. There are certain rules for rounding off numbers. If the end value (6 in this case) is 5 or greater than 5, then it will be rounded off to its next tens. Contrarily, if the end value is less than 5, it will be rounded off to its previous tens. Similarly, in decimals, things are pretty much the same. Thousandth place value refers to the third place right to the decimal. For example, in a number 0.346671, 6 right next to 4 is the thousandth figure. Here we see that after 6, we have another 6, which is greater than 5, so we will round it off to 7, and the answer will become 0.347. It is how we round of decimals numbers to their nearest thousandths.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to round numbers to the nearest thousandths. The numbers to the right of the decimal point are called the fractional part. The first number to the right of the decimal point is called tenths, the second number is called hundredths and the third number is called thousandths. Rounding to the nearest thousandth means rounding the fractional part to just three numbers to the right of the decimal point.

• ### Independent Practice 1

20 Rounding to Thousandths problems. The answers can be found below. Round the following numbers to the nearest thousandth.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features 20 Rounding to Thousandths problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Great practice for after school. Examples are provided.

• ### Skill Quiz

A mixture of problems that round numbers to the nearest thousandths. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.