Lesson 19

Usemos propiedades para multiplicar decimales

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to interpret and evaluate multiplication expressions with decimals and whole numbers.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students used diagrams and expressions to articulate strategies for multiplying a whole number and a decimal. The purpose of this lesson is solidify this understanding as they match many different expressions for a single product and choose one to find the value. They think strategically about which expression to use. In previous lessons, the strategies included using whole number products and the associative property or using the distributive property. This lesson introduces one more strategy, compensation which is also an example of the distributive property. In the second activity, students choose from these different strategies to find the value of more complex products of a whole number and a decimal.  

  • Engagement

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Use properties of operations to interpret and evaluate multiplication expressions with decimals and whole numbers.

Student Facing

  • Interpretemos y evaluemos expresiones de multiplicación que tienen números decimales y números enteros.

Required Materials

Materials to Copy

  • Decimal Multiplication Expression Card Sort

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What did you say, do, or ask during the lesson synthesis that helped students be clear on the learning of the day? How did understanding the cool-down of the lesson before you started teaching today help you synthesize that learning?

Suggested Centers

  • Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 8: Add Tenths or Hundredths (Addressing)
  • Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 9: Subtract Tenths or Hundredths (Addressing)

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