|Understanding moving the decimal|
|Exercise Name:||Understanding moving the decimal|
|Math Missions:||5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission|
|Types of Problems:||1|
The Understanding moving the decimal exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise experiments with understanding how multiplying and dividing by powers of ten moves the decimal.
Types of Problems
There is one type of problem in this exercise:
- How many times: This problem asks a question about how many times students would have to multiply or divide a particular number by ten to create another number. The user is expected to figure out the correct number of times are write it in the space provided.
- The answer will always be an integer.
- Just look at the numbers, see how many spots the decimal moved, and answer that number.
- Decimals appear in every day life to display information to consumers.
- Decimals are very common in shopping. Price tags, food labels, and receipts all contain decimals.
- At gas pumps, decimals are used to show how much gas is pumped and much it costs per gallon.