Decimal Multiplication Worksheets

How to Multiply Decimal Values - Decimal numbers are the ones that include a decimal point within a number. You can add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers. Addition and subtraction are simple operations even when applied on decimal numbers. Students find dividing and multiplying decimals the most difficult. If you learn decimal number multiplication, you can very easily learn decimal number division. So, how do you multiply decimal values? Step 1: Remove the Decimal - The first step is to remove the decimal value. You are required to shift decimal point to a position that it converts the decimal number into a whole number. When you shift the decimal point, you add zeros equal to the number of places you shift the decimal point by. Step 2: Simplify the Fraction - Now that you have turned the decimal value into a fraction, you need to reduce it to its simplest form. Step 3: Multiply the Simplified Fractions - The next step is to multiply the numerators of both fractions and denominators of the fraction. Simplify the resulting fraction. Step 4: Convert into Decimal - Use division operation to convert the final fraction into a decimal.

• Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to multiply decimals with whole numbers. To multiply a decimal number by a whole number: ignore the decimal point and multiply the digits, place the decimal point in the answer so that it has the same number of decimal places as the number being multiplied.

• Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to multiply decimals up to hundredths 0.01.

• Independent Practice 2

20 more problems to reinforce skills.

• Homework Worksheet

Reviews multiplying decimal for students to work on at home.

• Skill Quiz

Features 10 problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

A Math Trick For You

To multiply 5 times an odd number subtract one from the number you are multiplying, then halve that number and place a 5 after the resulting number. Example: 5 x 7: 1 from 7 is 6, half of 6 is 3, place a 5 at the end of the resulting number to get 35.