Objective:

This exercise will allow students to utilize the power of ten when they are carrying out multiplication. Additionally, the students will appreciate the effectiveness of the area model when multiplying by applying power of ten principles.

Standards: 5.NBT.A.2

Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.