Updated: Nov 11
This post explains and gives practice opportunities related to TEKS 5.3D:
represent multiplication of decimals with products to the hundredths using objects and pictorial models, including area models
Though students learn to multiply decimals without representations in fifth grade, understanding area models helps them visualize why multiplying by a decimal can result in a product smaller than the factors.
Between 2016 and 2023 (including redesign practice), this supporting standard has been tested 4 times on the STAAR test. Videos explaining each problem can be found below. If you'd rather take a quiz over these questions, click here. The videos below are linked to the questions in the quiz as answer explanations after the quiz is submitted.
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