Instructional Activity# Fractionally Speaking: Powers of Ten

Lesson 5. Unit 5. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 5, Unit 5, Grade 6. In this lesson, students will recognize and use the fact that multiplying by 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001 is equivalent to multiplying by 1/10, 1/100, and 1/1000, respectively. In all cases, the essential point to understand is that in the base-ten system, the value of each place is 1/10 the value of the place immediately to its left.