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Here is a discovery opportunity designed for 5th graders to use at the beginning of the year in order to explore what happens to a number when it is multiplied by powers of 10. This activity is to be used before students are taught place value procedurally. Young learners are given the opportunity to develop an understanding that when numbers are multiplied by powers of ten, the decimal moves to the right and the place value increases. Essential questions, task description, task directions, formative assessment, and technology connections make this activity ready to integrate into the classroom.