Explore how to multiply decimals in this interactive, self-led investigation. Students will have fun completing the student-centered activity, allowing you to provided the supportive role as the teacher.
Through scaffolding, students begin with simple multiplication questions and progress towards a deep understanding of multiplication with decimals. Most importantly, student will finally understand WHY moving the decimal point is necessary and how it makes sense to do so.
Using a story-type approach, literacy and following directions is also emphasized. Ultimately, a "Prove You Understand" section is included at the end of the investigation (see product image thumbnails) to be sure students get practice while providing evidence of understanding through their work.
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Actis Standard investigations are a great way to teach students the how's and the why's of math. Target your students' number sense with every investigation they complete! In essence, the investigations are designed to make the content visually appealing and student self-led. Your students will actually understand why the steps work and how they make sense.
The license is intended for one teacher and all of their classes. Please purchase additional licenses, at half price, for each additional teacher planning on using these materials in your building. Thanks!
Note: This investigation will be bundled as part of an entire decimals unit available in the very near future. Search for "Unit 2: Decimals" for more details.