What is 0.9 x 6 ? 0.9 x 9 ? 0.9 x 3 ? 0.9 x 5 ? 0
L.O.2 To be able to extend written methods to multiplication of U. t x U To be able to approximate first.
Q. How would you calculate 57 x 6? Q. How would you calculate 5.7 x 6? Answers please…….. Q. How would you approximate the answer?
Look: X 5 0.7 6 30 4.2 34.2 If you find it hard to calculate 0.7 x 6 try counting on in 0.7s and see if your answer is one tenth of 7x6.
Complete the worksheet. Work in pairs. 5 minutes
Here is a problem: If 26 children each have a ruler measuring 30cm. and they are arranged end to end to form a line, how long would the line of rulers be? With a partner think about how you would do this.
We would need to do the calculation 30cm x 26. We can write this as 0.3m. x 26 ! These numbers allow the calculation to be done mentally i.e 3 x 26 and make it 10 times bigger for 30cm 780cm 3 x 26 and make it 10 times smaller for 0.3 7.8m.
Try doing the problem if the rulers each measure 32 cm. Half of you are to work in cm. & the other half in metres. Remember to approximate first. Q. Will the answers be the same?
6.3 x 7 = 42.21 Q. Is the answer correct? Has anything gone wrong? Why?
6.5 x 4 Q.How would you work out the answer ? Is there an easier way? Mentally. the 0.5
By the end of the lesson the children should be able to: Approximate first; Multiply a simple decimal with one decimal place by a single digit.