Multiply and Divide by 10

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Help your students learn tips and tricks that will make it easier for them to solve math problems in their heads with this lesson focused on multiplying and dividing by ten. The lesson begins by introducing base-10 and other place value related vocabulary. The lesson also explores exponents and has students practice using exponents to solve math problems.

Multiply-Divide by 10 Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Multiply-Divide by 10
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Multiplying and Dividing by 10
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Help your students learn tips and tricks that will make it easier for them to solve math problems in their heads with this lesson focused on multiplying and dividing by ten. The lesson begins by introducing base-10 and other place value related vocabulary. The lesson also explores exponents and has students practice using exponents to solve math problems.

Sample classroom Procedures: 

  1. Begin by explaining to students that learning tricks in math can make it easier to calculate large number problems.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of multiplication and division problems in order to help them practice the new algorithm.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on multiply-divide by 10. Have students practice problems with multiplication and division, and with and without decimals.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems while repeating the steps out loud.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually.  Have students share their responses with a shoulder partner and then with the class as a whole to check for understanding.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students check their work at the beginning of the next class.
  8. In closing, ask students to tell you why the zero in 407 is not included when counting the number of zeros.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.2

None for Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources: 

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Additional information

Grade Level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math