Multiplying Numbers with Decimals

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Now that your elementary class has mastered multiplication and decimals, it's time to combine the concepts. An engaging lesson invites small groups to use playing cards to create and multiply decimal numbers of varying length.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring into a unit on working closely with decimals
  • Use a document projector to model the game before allowing learners to play on their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have familiarity with basic place value and multiplication
  • Requires enough full decks of playing cards for each small group of students
Pros

  • Includes differentiation options for students who are both struggling and excelling 
  • A fun way to reinforce fundamental math skills
Cons

  • None