When Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won a race by .01 of a second, we saw how significant a hundredth of a second can be! This series offers practice with decimals to build a solid understanding of the place value system.
Challenge students to relate the multiplication of decimals to that of whole numbers. Have them justify their estimations in partners. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals with Models.
It’s the beginning of the school year and your class needs supplies! Can your students successfully shop for everything they need and stay on budget? Find out in this real-world application of multiplying whole numbers by decimals.
Start a dialogue around area models! In this lesson, encourage students to ask questions as they multiply using area models. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplication.
Prepare your fifth graders for middle school and beyond with these worksheets, activities, and exercises that aim to teach, clarify, and test your students' multiplication skills. Students will be asked to use their knowledge in other areas, such as place values and percents, to accurately complete worksheets and word problems all relating back to multiplication. Teaching fifth grade multiplication to students below grade level may be difficult, and students may benefit from the use of these fourth grade multiplication resources.