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Multiplying Decimals – Word Problem Task Cards

• Updated:  20 Feb 2024

Solve a variety of word problems by multiplying decimals with this set of 24 task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  9 Pages

teaching resource

Multiplying Decimals – Word Problem Task Cards

• Updated:  20 Feb 2024

Solve a variety of word problems by multiplying decimals with this set of 24 task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  9 Pages

Solve a variety of word problems by multiplying decimals with this set of 24 task cards.

Looking for Multiplying Decimals Word Problems?

Carlos needs to buy some fabric which costs \$5.75 per yard. He needs 19.2 yards of fabric in total. How much money does he need to purchase the material?

Maggie is baking cookies. Each batch calls for 1.2 cups of sugar, and each batch makes 12 cookies. How much sugar will she need if she makes 5 batches of cookies?

Some students love a good word problem, while others find them to be a bit challenging! Why are word problems so important in math class?

• Real-world relevance – Word problems help to connect math concepts to real-world situations, making them more meaningful and relevant to students.
• Problem-solving skills – Word problems require students to read, understand and analyze a problem before applying math concepts to solve it.
• Communication skills – Word problems require students to explain their thinking and solutions in writing or verbally, which helps develop important communication skills.

This set of task cards has been designed by our expert teacher team to help students practice their decimal multiplication skills. Some problems require students to multiply a whole number by a decimal, whereas others challenge students to multiply 2 multi-digit decimals together. Each card features a different problem, presented in a clear and simple format, with real-world examples to make the concepts more relatable. The set includes 24 cards in total, with varying levels of difficulty to challenge students of different abilities.

These task cards can be used for classroom or independent practice, small group instruction or as a formative assessment. They are perfect for helping students develop problem-solving skills and building confidence in their math abilities. The task cards also encourage students to think critically and apply their knowledge of multiplying with decimals to real-life situations.

This resource downloads as a printable PDF or editable Google Slides version. In addition to the question cards, it includes an answer key and a student recording sheet.

Multiple Uses for These Decimal Multiplication Word Problems

These decimal multiplication word problem task cards can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You might like to use them in the following ways:

1. Math Centers – Create math centers in your classroom. At one of these stations, place the task cards and some recording sheets in a dry erase sleeve. Encourage students to work through the cards at their own place.
2. Group Challenge – Divide the class into mixed-ability teams. Project the task cards onto your interactive whiteboard, one at a time. Have the students work together as a group to calculate the answer to each division question.
3. Exit Tickets – Use these cards as a formative assessment or exit ticket after your lesson on decimal multiplication. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note or their notebook.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the easy-print PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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