# Chapter 4: Multiplication and Division of Decimals

## Introduction

In Math 6, the learning content is divided into Concepts. Each Concept is complete and whole providing focused learning on an indicated objective. Theme-based Concepts provide students with experiences that integrate the content of each Concept. Students are given opportunities to practice the skills of each Concept through real-world situations, examples, guided practice and independent practice sections. In this fourth chapter, Multiplication and Division of Decimals, students will engage in many Concepts including multiplying decimals in several ways, properties of multiplication, the distributive property, area, dividing decimals in several ways and converting metric units of mass and capacity.

## Chapter Outline

- 4.1. Multiplication of Decimals and Whole Numbers
- 4.2. Estimation to Check Decimal Multiplication
- 4.3. Properties of Multiplication in Decimal Operations
- 4.4. Expressions for the Product of a Number and a Sum
- 4.5. Distributive Property
- 4.6. Mental Math to Evaluate Products
- 4.7. Distributive Property to Evaluate Formulas with Decimals
- 4.8. Area Models for Decimal Multiplication
- 4.9. Decimal Multiplication
- 4.10. Division of Decimals by Whole Numbers
- 4.11. Decimal Quotients Using Zero Placeholders
- 4.12. Decimal Rounding and Division
- 4.13. Mental Math to Multiply by Whole Number Powers of Ten
- 4.14. Mental Math to Multiply by Decimal Powers of Ten
- 4.15. Mental Math to Divide by Whole Number Powers of Ten
- 4.16. Mental Math to Divide by Decimal Powers of Ten
- 4.17. Scientific Notation Values
- 4.18. Division of Decimals by Decimals
- 4.19. Division of Decimals by Decimals using Zero Placeholders
- 4.20. Equivalent Metric Units of Mass
- 4.21. Equivalent Metric Units of Capacity
- 4.22. Appropriate Metric Units of Mass or Capacity
- 4.23. Conversions of Length, Mass, Capacity in Metric Units

### Chapter Summary

## Summary

Having completed this chapter, students are now ready to move on to Chapter Five. Each Concept has provided students with an opportunity to engage and practice skills in many Concepts including multiplying decimals in several ways, properties of multiplication, the distributive property, area, dividing decimals in several ways and converting metric units of mass and capacity.