# Rounding word problems for 3rd grade

These rounding word problems are great for ages 8 and older who are looking to improve their rounding skills.

### 15 rounded to the nearest ten is?

20

• Explanation

When rounding to the nearest 10, we need to look at the first digit which is 5.
If the digit is 5 then we automatically round up which means we are on 20.

### 35 rounded to the nearest hundred is?

0

• Explanation

We have to look at the second digit when rounding to the nearest 100
The second digit is 3 which means we need to round down to zero.

### What is 871 rounded to the nearest ten?

870

• Explanation

When rounding to the nearest ten, look at the first digit which is “1”. Since it is less than five we round down

### 435 rounded to the nearest hundred is?

400

• Explanation

We need to look at the second digit when rounding to the nearest 100
The second digit is 3 which means we round down to 400.

### Round this number to the nearest 100:458

500

• Explanation

Rounding to the nearest hundred means we must look at the second digit and see if it is above or equal to 5.
If it is above or equal to 5 then we round up, if not then we round down.
In this case, the second digit is 5 so we round up. And if we round up we get to 500.