Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value

There are many different types of math that kids will learn. One of those types of math is rounding. You start simple with rounding and work up into different areas of place value for it.

Today I have a simple ocean fish rounding bye place value to work on three levels of rounding from the beginner to the more advanced.

All in a run ocean theme for kids to learn with.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

The set has a lot of fun hands-on parts to it. You have an ocean themed rounding mat, 3 levels of fish and a 4 recording sheets.

The rounding mat has the number line graph for kids to help them know if the fish should round up or down. I love the fun ocean background on this one.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

There are three levels of fish. I wanted to have different ages to be able to use some of the same printables. You can start with just the first set for beginners and work your way up to larger fish. There are 16 fish in each set. You can see the big number in the middle and the small number in the lower right corner to use with the recording sheets.

I recommend printing on white cardstock and laminating the cards and the mat if you plan on using them a lot.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

There are 4 recording sheets: They go by rounding by ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. This allows different fish to be used in different ways. You can round the whole number or just parts of the number.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

How we used the Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value printable

Here is a look at how I set up just and fish and the mat. You can see the numbers on the fish and the mat. I mix up the numbers so they just have fun.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

You can see the fish on the mat and they give a good visual of rounding up and down with the fish in different places.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

If you don’t want to use the mat but want to use it is a math center that kids can record you have 4 sheets to pick from. You can round by ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. You can see an example of how you can set the center up.

If you don’t plan on using the mat you could put the fish on 1 inch ring for the math center.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

If kids are having a hard time with the idea of rounding and need some extra help. There is a Rounding Help Mat. This mat has several options but it shows a number line with a place for the areas to round. Plus you have help guides below for what rounds up and down. The light pink colored numbers round down and the blue colored numbers round up. It is a good visual for kids to use. It comes in this color version and a black and white version.

Free Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value - 3 levels of fish with a recording sheet and rounding mats all to help with different levels of rounding - #freeprintable #mathforkids  #3dinosaurs

What you will find in the Free Ocean Fish Rounding printable:

  • Ocean themed rounding mat
  • 3 sets of fish to sort
  • 16 fish in each set
  • 4 recording pages
Free Ocean Animal Rounding by Place Value - ones, tens, hundreds, thousands with sorting mat and recording sheets - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the Free Rounding Help Mat printable:

  • Color and Black & White options
  • Round for ones, tens, hundreds and thousands
  • veritical and horizontal line options
  • 4 rounding helps on one page
Free Rounding Help Mat - 3 mat to help kids with rounding in color and black and white options. - 3Dinosaurs.com


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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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