Decimal Multiplication

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The lesson provides students with four steps to multiplying decimals. These steps are: ignore the decimal point(s), multiply the numbers, count all places to the right of the decimal point in both numbers, and count to the left the same number of places in the product to insert the decimal.  Several practice and activity sheets are included with the lesson so students have ample opportunity to practice this skill.There are four steps to multiplying decimals.

Decimal Multiplication Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Decimal Multiplication
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Decimal Multiplication
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
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Description

The lesson provides students with four steps to multiplying decimals. These steps are: ignore the decimal point(s), multiply the numbers, count all places to the right of the decimal point in both numbers, and count to the left the same number of places in the product to insert the decimal.  Several practice and activity sheets are included with the lesson so students have ample opportunity to practice this skill.

Class Instruction: Teacher Procedure:

  1. Begin by explaining to students that multiplying decimals is a very important skill to have especially when going to the grocery store, figuring out a budget, and having a job.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce the movement of the decimal, using zero as a place holder, and give students additional examples of multiplying decimals problems in order to help them practice.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on multiplying decimals. Have students practice problems.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems individually or with a partner.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Explain the rules of Trashket Ball to students.  Have students work in teams to collect points.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the new material.
  8. In closing, ask students to think about times in their own lives when they have or will use the multiplication of decimals.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None Grade 4

CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7

None Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math