Decimal Operations: Multiplication and Division (Grade 5)
This lesson set provides an introduction to decimal multiplication and division problems in which students have to consider how many groups of a fixed size comprise a total. Students will:
- apply understanding of division with whole numbers to division involving numbers less than one;
- recognize the meaning of the dividend and the divisor and what happens when a unit fraction is in either position (but not both); and
- use a variety of representations to respond to a problem situation and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of such representations.
Standards: 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.7 (Standard 5.NBT.B.6 is indirectly addressed.)