Multiplication: Cents and Decimals
About the Multiplication: Cents and Decimals Lesson
This lesson introduces students to multiplication using cents and decimals.
• To be able to multiply cents and whole numbers.
• To be able to multiply whole numbers by cents that are expressed in their decimal dollar equivalent.
When multiplying, using different units can aid in understanding how to multiply decimals and whole numbers. For example, if a donut costs 79 cents, how much would 6 donuts cost?
There are two ways of solving this problem. The first way would be to multiply 79 cents by 6, which would be written: