MA.6.NSO.2.1

Multiply and divide positive multi-digit numbers with decimals to the thousandths, including using a standard algorithm with procedural fluency.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Multi-digit decimals are limited to no more than 5 total digits.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.NSO.2.AP.1: Solve one-step multiplication and division problems involving positive decimals whose place value ranges from the tens to the hundredths places.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

Multiplying Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to multiply multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Type: Formative Assessment

Subtracting Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to subtract multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Type: Formative Assessment

Adding Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to add multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Type: Formative Assessment

Dividing Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to divide multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Type: Formative Assessment

Running:

Students are asked to solve a word problem involving division of a whole number by a decimal using a model or drawing, a strategy based on place value, the relationship between multiplication and division, or properties of operations.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Sound Is Not The Only Place You Hear About Volume!:

This lesson introduces the idea of finding volume. Volume in sixth grade math is very "rectangular" (cubes, rectangular prisms) and this lesson brings to light that volume is simply a measure of available space, but can take on many shapes or forms (cylinders for example - graduated cylinders and beakers) in science. Students will be left to design their own data collection and organizing the data that they collect. They will apply the skill of finding volume to using fractional parts of a number (decimals) and finding the product using the volume formula.

Type: Lesson Plan

Using Nets to Find the Surface Area of Pyramids:

In this lesson, students will explore and apply the use of nets to find the surface area of pyramids.

Type: Lesson Plan

Dividing Decimals Investigations:

In this introductory lesson, students test how the basic operations performed on the dividend and divisor affect the quotient of a pair of numbers. Students then conclude whether the results of their trials can be applied to solve problems with a decimal divisor.

Type: Lesson Plan

Tutorials

Multiplying a Decimal by a Power of 10:

This Khan Academy tutorial video explains patterns in the placement of the decimal point, when a decimal is multiplied by a power of 10.  Exponents are NOT discussed.

Type: Tutorial

Multiply and Divide Powers of 10: Zero Patterns:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents the methodology of understanding and using patterns in the number of zeros of products that have a factor that is a power of 10. While the standard does not mention exponents, the place value understanding of multiplying or dividing by powers of ten will help students understand multiplying and dividing by decimals.  

Type: Tutorial

Dividing by a Multi-Digit Decimal:

This video demonstrates dividing two numbers that are decimals.

Type: Tutorial

Multiplying Decimals:

This video demonstrates how to multiply two decimal numbers.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Adding Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to add multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Dividing Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to divide multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Multiplying Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to multiply multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Running:

Students are asked to solve a word problem involving division of a whole number by a decimal using a model or drawing, a strategy based on place value, the relationship between multiplication and division, or properties of operations.

Subtracting Multidigit Decimals:

Students are asked to subtract multidigit decimal numbers and are assessed for both accuracy and fluency.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Tutorials

Multiplying a Decimal by a Power of 10:

This Khan Academy tutorial video explains patterns in the placement of the decimal point, when a decimal is multiplied by a power of 10.  Exponents are NOT discussed.

Type: Tutorial

Multiply and Divide Powers of 10: Zero Patterns:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents the methodology of understanding and using patterns in the number of zeros of products that have a factor that is a power of 10. While the standard does not mention exponents, the place value understanding of multiplying or dividing by powers of ten will help students understand multiplying and dividing by decimals.  

Type: Tutorial

Dividing by a Multi-Digit Decimal:

This video demonstrates dividing two numbers that are decimals.

Type: Tutorial

Multiplying Decimals:

This video demonstrates how to multiply two decimal numbers.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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