Students are going to take a deeper dive into fractions in this unit! Learners will apply previous understanding of finding equivalent fractions, and converting between fractions and mixed numbers to work with fractions in more complex ways. Students will continue to use visual models to learn and practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
Multiplication is essentially repeated addition, or growing numbers by doubling, tripling, quadrupling, and so on. This unit presents mental models and strategies that help students learn and review the concept of multiplication. Students explore multiplication using arrays, partial products, doubling methods and the standard algorithm to solve numerical and word problems. Students will multiply whole numbers and simple decimals by base ten exponents (i.e. .3 x 103).
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Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
Prepare your fifth graders for middle school and beyond with these worksheets, activities, and exercises that aim to teach, clarify, and test your students' multiplication skills. Students will be asked to use their knowledge in other areas, such as place values and percents, to accurately complete worksheets and word problems all relating back to multiplication. Teaching fifth grade multiplication to students below grade level may be difficult, and students may benefit from the use of these fourth grade multiplication resources.