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Sometimes my students struggle a bit with rounding when given a certain amount of significant figures. So let's have a look how does it work - especially some tricky bits with zeros all around.

My mum says I hated maths when I was little. Well, I don't really remember that. All I remember, I didn't care much about maths till I've discovered in my second year of primary school, just by an accident, NEGATIVE numbers! Wohohow!
And there, I believe, it all started...

My brother used to say he has two sisters; the beautiful one and the smart one. Well, the truth is, that my sister did some photo modelling and I am the one who knows maths. But even my pretty sister found out, she needs maths in her career. What does she do? She's a real estate agent. Calculating mortgages, insurance, working with percentages, formulas...

Believe me or not, multiplying (and dividing) by number five and also its decimal multiples is more often needed than you might think. And you don't have always a calculator or at least some paper and pen with you, so that's when you use mental maths.

When I went to the British museum as a part of my holidays recently, I saw there really interesting (someone would say weird) clock. And a ball which was counting there minutes by running back and forth on a special desk.
There was an information about the length of the ball's journey each year, which was 2,500 miles. That's pretty impressive. And even more impressive is - how did they calculate the length?

Hi, it's Veronika, your little maths helper and content creator of Your Maths Tutor.
I've always had a great relationship with maths so no surprise I got a maths degree and ended up teaching it full time - as an online maths tutor.
If you need help with maths just get in touch =)

See you around and on my social media!