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Multiplying by Powers of Ten

5th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

This bundle of lesson plans is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-90 minutes each) addressing Numbers in Base Ten: multiplying by powers of ten (5.NBT.2). These lessons include: helpful student notes for reference, guided and independent practice of concepts, and a game to reinforce the concept of multiplying by powers of ten.

  • Segment 1: collaborate with peers to practice the “language” of math in strategic and purposeful partnerships and take notes in order to identify patterns in the zeros of a product when multiplying by a power of ten and multiply whole numbers by powers of ten in standard form using exponents to denote powers of ten
  • Segment 2: demonstrate their understanding multiplying whole numbers by powers of ten as exponents with a base of 10o by playing the game, “Powers of Ten Race! and complete an “exit ticket” to help drive your next instructional steps

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.