Decimal Multiplication Word Problems
You will solve three different word problems that all require you to find values by multiplying decimal values. Students should be able to easily relate to these real-world problems.
This worksheet presents three distinct scenarios: calculating height based on a given factor, determining earnings given an hourly wage, and figuring out the total cost of a quantity of goods given the price per unit. Each problem requires the student to multiply decimal numbers and then round the result to the nearest hundredth. The worksheet also prompts students to show their work, providing a structured space for calculations.
The worksheet is intended to teach students not only how to multiply decimals but also how to apply this skill to solve practical problems. It helps students to understand the importance of precision in multiplication, particularly in the context of financial mathematics, such as calculating wages and costs. The rounding instruction reinforces the concept of significant figures and accuracy in real-life measurements and transactions. Additionally, by requiring students to show their work, the worksheet fosters thoroughness and methodical problem-solving skills.