Words and Base Ten Products
In this worksheet you are given an equation. From that equation (number form) you will produce a word problem expressing the same thing. You will then use the hundreds grid model and draw a base ten model to represent it. For each multiplication problem provided, there are three corresponding sections: one for writing a word problem based on the equation, another for solving the problem using the “Base Ten Model,” and a third for solving it using the “Hundredths Grid Model.” This format encourages students to explore different methods of visualizing and calculating decimal multiplication. Additionally, there is space for students to provide a written explanation of their solutions, and at the bottom, students can self-assess their performance with the “How Did You Do?” emoticons.
The worksheet is teaching students to understand and multiply decimals using various strategies. By creating a word problem, students learn to apply mathematical operations in real-world contexts. The “Base Ten Model” and “Hundredths Grid Model” sections aim to deepen their conceptual understanding of how decimal multiplication affects place value. Writing explanations for their answers also helps students develop their mathematical communication skills, ensuring they not only know how to calculate the answer but can also explain the process.