Lesson Plan: Multiplying Decimals by Powers of Ten Mathematics • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to multiply decimals by increasing or decreasing powers of 10.


Students will be able to

  • multiply decimals by powers of ten written in exponential form,
  • explain how the place value of digits in a number change when multiplied by a power of 10.


Students should already be familiar with

  • multiplying decimals by 10, 100, or 1,000.


Students will not cover

  • dividing decimals by powers of 10.

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