Don’t let students get stumped when multiplying decimals. This PowerPoint shows an easy strategy to use to multiply "a whole number and decimal times a whole number and decimal" using an area model. This is an area model made easy PowerPoint. The lesson models the skill step-by-step and has a guided practice that also leads students through every step. Immediate feedback is provided on the PowerPoint for each step.
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Designed for alignment with common core 5.NBT.7.
5.NBT.7. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
More common core resources to come.