This is an awesome foldable for any interactive math journal. Understanding the complexities multiplying decimals is difficult for many students. This foldable will simplify the process and ensure that they are decimal multiplying professionals in no time at all.
This foldable breaks the basics of multiplying decimals down into several simple, focused, and progressive steps. The foldable starts by teaching students that the best thing they can do before they solve the problem is to estimate by rounding to whole numbers. Next, it quickly reviews the basic steps for multiplying decimals. Finally, they are given opportunities to practice estimating and then solving with simple numbers and word problems. It is so important for students to round first so that they know if they have the decimal in a place that makes sense! This is the perfect tool for any struggling student!