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Decimals: multiplying and dividing decimal numbers
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for deepening understanding of decimal numbers, from understanding thousandths and numbers to three decimal places, to multiplying and dividing decimals by integers, and converting between fractions and decimals.
|Year level(s)||Year 5, Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||partition, integers, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Decimals, Fractions, Multiplication and division|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Interpret, compare and order numbers with more than 2 decimal places, including numbers greater than one, using place value understanding; represent these on a number line
Multiply and divide decimals by multiples of powers of 10 without a calculator, applying knowledge of place value and proficiency with multiplication facts; using estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers
Number and place value (P8, P9)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
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