Multiply Decimals - Digital & Printable

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Use visual models along with the standard algorithm to quickly and effectively teach your students how to multiply decimals with this comprehensive printable and digital resource pack. 

Students will have a more hands-on approach to “see” what it looks like to multiply decimals by whole numbers and multiply decimals by decimals with models and the standard algorithm, as well as area models.  They will also be able to connect the visual models to the standard algorithm.  It’s great for kinesthetic learners as well as students that may struggle with memorizing algorithms. 

This resource is complete, comprehensive, and easy to follow with a clear format.  It is low-prep, easy to assign to a sub, and contains engaging digital activities for use with Google Classroom.  If your students are struggling conceptually, this resource is for you!

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):  5.NBT.7

This resource is also part of my 5th Grade Math Year-Long Curriculum Bundle.

Download the preview file to see more details.

How Can You Use This?

Introduce each skill with the detailed set of notes and sample problem.  I suggest doing this in a whole group setting and pulling the PDF up on a Smartboard so students can annotate over the models.

Gradually release students to practice independently using the practice pages.  There are 2 provided (only 1 for the area models mini-lesson) as well as a “create your own” page.  This is great to provide to students who are fast finishers or understand the concept quickly.  They can create their own and switch their page with a friend and have them complete it.

When both skills have been taught, provide additional practice using the set of task cards.  Review both skills with the interactive Task Tents™ and assess mastery with the final quiz when you feel students are ready.

What You Get

What You’ll Get:  

  • 3 Complete Mini-Lessons:  Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers, Multiply Decimals by Decimals, Multiply Decimals with Area Models
  • Task Cards for additional practice
  • Task Tents™ for Review (Printable only)
  • Quiz (2 versions - with and without area models)

What You’ll Get in EACH of the 3 mini-lessons:  

  • Detailed Notes
  • Sample Problem
  • Tutorial videos (digital version only)
  • 2 practice activities *1 practice activity for the area models lesson*
  • Exit Tickets (7 Multiplying Decimals by Whole Numbers, 6 Multiplying Decimals by Decimals, 2 Area Models)
  • A “Create Your Own” Page

***All Digital activities are in Google Slides and Google Forms***


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  I love how this resource allows you to show how the model and standard algorithm connects. It was a wonderful way to teach this unit.  - Samantha P.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  This resource was great! It helped my students visualize the math concepts. I loved how I could use the same activity for my students in school and online.   - Rachel S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  I can't say enough good things about this product. It's probably the most clear and thorough activity I've purchased on TPT. The inclusion of notes pages is an important resource for my students learning digitally. Each activity is set up so that students know what to do clearly which cuts down on teacher messages. I will buy everything else I need for math from this seller.   - Teaching Tweens

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  I love the hands on of this product!  I've been struggling to get my kids to connect to the math concept, and I'm going to use this!  I think they will really like the coloring and hands on of it!  Thanks for a superb product.   - Jessica G.

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