This multiplying decimals activity is a favorite in my class! Students create decimal numbers (1 x 3 digit or 2 x 2 digit) to multiply in order to make a product closest to an identified target number. This game promotes critical thinking and application of students' understanding of place value to revise and refine solutions.
Student activity/record sheets (2 variations)
CCSS5.NBT.B.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.