Multiplying Decimals Lessons


Want to save time planning your multiply decimals lessons and have access to activities that students love? These Multiplying Decimals Lessons come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Multiplying Decimals Lessons

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach multiplying decimals with up to 2-digit numbers? Look no further! These Multiplying Decimals Lessons provide everything you need to teach different strategies for solving, modeling, and estimating multiplication problems with decimals. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

6 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Determine the product of two numbers. Factors do not exceed 2-digits by 2-digits and products do not exceed the thousandths place. Throughout the unit, there are problems with one decimal factor and problems with two decimal factors.
  • Estimate the product of two numbers involving decimals.
  • Use multiple representations to model multiplication of decimals and whole numbers.
  • Create and solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication of decimals.

What strategies are used to teach multiplying decimals?

The following multiplication strategies are taught in these lesson plans:

  • Repeated addition
  • Using place value models such as grids and base-10 blocks
  • Standard algorithm
  • Partial products
  • Box method
  • Lattice method

For each strategy, there is an anchor chart that provides step-by-step instructions and visual aids for using the strategy to solve.

Each lesson includes worksheets that require students to use the specific strategy taught AND worksheets and games that can be used with any strategy. The quiz and the test allow students to choose any strategy to solve.

What comes in these Multiplying Decimals Lessons?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 6 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 22 Worksheets
  • 8 Task Cards
  • 6 Exit Tickets
  • 5 Anchor Charts
  • 5 Games
  • Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the quiz, and the test within these Multiplying Decimals Lessons are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Multiplying Decimals Lessons are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 5.5 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to multiplying decimals and estimating products with up to 2-digit numbers.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Multiplying Decimals Lessons require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about multiplication as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate multiplying decimals to real-world examples.



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Looking for math lessons for the entire school year? This unit is included in my 5th Grade Math Lessons Bundle, which features 14 detailed math units at a discounted price.


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