# How do you do area models with decimals?

## How do you do area models with decimals?

Model the product of two decimals by finding the area of a rectangle. Estimate the area of the rectangle first. Then break the rectangle into several pieces and find the area of each piece (partial product). Add these areas together to find the whole area (product).

## How do you model decimals?

Represent decimals using area models. State the fraction (tenths or hundredths) that is equivalent to a given decimal. Compare the values of decimals (tenths or hundredths) using area models and/or a number line. For example, compare the value of 0.8 and 0.21.

Why is a decimal times a decimal smaller?

When multiplying a number by a decimal less than one, the product will be smaller than the number being multiplied. This is because we are finding a fractional amount of a quantity. For example, 0.1 x 0.8 = 0.08, because the question is asking us to find one tenth of eight tenths.

What are decimal models?

Model Decimals The use of a decimal point is a symbol that separates the tenths from the ones, or the ‘part from the whole’. For example, in the number 4.2, the decimal point separates the 4 ones and the 2 tenths. Decimals can represent parts of a whole, as well as mixed numbers.

### What are 6 steps to multiplying decimals?

You can multiply numbers with decimals just as you would multiply whole numbers, as long as you remember to factor in the decimals at the end of the problem….Multiply the numbers while ignoring the decimal points.

1. Start by multiplying the 6 in .
2. Multiply the 6 by the 4 in .
3. When you start multiplying .

### Why is dividing by 0.1 the same as multiplying by 10?

Dividing by 0.1 is the same as multiplying by 10. This is because there are 10 tenths in a whole. Dividing by 0.01 is the same as multiplying by 100. This is because 0.01 is one hundredth and there are a hundred hundredths in a whole.