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Round Decimals to the Nearest Whole

Understand rounding decimals by using number lines. Round off decimals to the nearest whole number.

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What are Whole Numbers?

In mathematics, whole numbers are the basic counting numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, … and so on.

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17, 99, 267, 8107 and 999999999 are examples of whole numbers.

Whole numbers include natural numbers that begin from 1 onwards.

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Whole numbers include positive integers along with 0.

Fun Facts

There is no "largest" whole number.Except 0, every whole number has an immediate predecessor or a number that comes before.A decimal number or a fraction lies between two whole numbers, but are not whole numbers.

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Let"s sing!


Zero, one, two, three and four.
Whole numbers are many more.
Go on! Count on my friend!
Whole numbers just don’t end!

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Let"s do it!


Ask children to observe and identify various forms of numbers around them, such as the position at which they are standing in a queue, the aisle in the supermarket store, the bill amount and the car number plate. Further ask them to identify which of them is whole number.

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