Multiplying Decimals Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Help students work through the steps of multiplying numbers with decimals using this lesson plan. A video walks your students through a memorable three-step process, allowing them time to practice with guidance; students then incorporate writing.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the three-step process for multiplying decimals
  • multiply decimals using the three-step process
  • write a letter explaining how to multiply decimals


  • 45 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.B.3

Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2.b

Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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