Dividing by Decimals

Unit 1: Number Sense
Lesson 18 of 19

Objective: SWBAT divide a decimal number by a decimal number by multiplying the divisor and dividend by a multiple of ten in order to create an equivalent expression with a whole number divisor

Big Idea: To divide a decimal by a decimal, we make an equivalent expression with a whole number divisor. The easiest way to do this is to multiply the dividend and divisor by powers of ten until the divisor is a whole number.

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Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, division of Korea, factoring polynomial expressions, division, equivalent fractions, dividing with decimals, multiples, distributive property, greatest common factor, least common multiple, multiplying
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