# Maths worksheets: Rounding to the nearest thousand. Y6

Two worksheets here for rounding larger numbers, either to the nearest 1 000 or the nearest 10 000. Being able to round easily is important when estimating an answer and before using a calculator to ensure that the answer displayed on the screen is sensible.

**Rounding numbers to the nearest 1 000**

When rounding to the nearest 1 000 the key figure is the hundreds digit. If the hundreds digit is 5 or above, round up. If it is below 5, round down.

eg 2 **7**50 is 3 000 to the nearest 1 000.

2 **1**99 is 2 000 to the nearest 1 000.

**Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 000**

When rounding to the nearest 10 000 the key figure is the thousands digit. If the thousands digit is 5 or above, round up. If it is below 5, round down.

eg 2**9** 750 is 30 000 to the nearest 10 000.

2**4** 199 is 20 000 to the nearest 10 000.

6201-01 Rounding to the nearest thousand

6201-02 Rounding to the nearest ten thousand

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