Multiplying Decimals

an introduction to minimizing things: using models

Thinking question: How are fractions and decimals related? turn to partner and discuss, be prepared to share

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How can we use a base ten blocks to model decimals?

Hint: If a flat equals 1 or one whole, then each unit piece equals _________ (Fraction) _________ (decimal)____________.


So each rod equals ________ (fraction) ___________ decimal?

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Step 2: Modeling Decimal Multiplication (packet)