5.5 Place Value Patterns and Decimal Operations
Unit Goals
 Students build from place value understanding in grade 4 to recognize that in a multidigit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and $\frac{1}{10}$ of what it represents in the place to its left. They use this place value understanding to round, compare, order, add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
Section A Goals
 Compare, round and order decimals through the thousandths place based on the value of the digits in each place.
 Read, write, and represent decimals to the thousandths place, including in expanded form.
Section B Goals
 Add and subtract decimals to the hundredths using strategies based on place value.
Section C Goals
 Multiply decimals with products resulting in the hundredths using place value reasoning and properties of operations.
Section D Goals
 Divide decimals with quotients resulting in the hundredths using place value reasoning and properties of operations.
Section A: Numbers to Thousandths
Problem 1
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 5.NF.B.4
Find the value of each expression.
 \(\frac{1}{3} \times \frac{1}{10}\)
 \(\frac{1}{10} \times \frac{1}{10}\)
 \(\frac{1}{10} \times \frac{1}{100}\)
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Problem 2
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 5.NF.B.4.b

Write a multiplication equation shown by the shaded region of the diagram.

What is the value of \(\frac{7}{10} \times \frac{5}{10}\)? Use the grid if it is helpful.
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Problem 3
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 4.NBT.B.5
Find the value of \(73 \times 28\). Use the diagram if it is helpful.
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Problem 4
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 4.NBT.A.1
 What is the value of the 6 in 618,923?
 How many times greater is the value of the 6 in 618,923 than the 6 in 27,652?
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Problem 5
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 4.NBT.B.6
Find the value of \(3,\!724 \div 7\). Explain or show your reasoning.
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Problem 6
Preunit
Practicing Standards: 4.NBT.B.4
Find the value of each sum or difference.
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Problem 7

What fraction of the whole square is shaded? Explain or show your reasoning.

What fraction of the whole square is shaded? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Problem 8

Write a decimal number to represent how much of the square is shaded.

Shade one hundred fifteen thousandths of the square.
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Problem 9
Write the decimal 0.418 as a fraction, in words, and in expanded form.
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Problem 10

A gold nugget weighs 0.265 ounces. Name 2 different sets of 0.1 ounce, 0.01 ounce, and 0.001 ounce weights you can use to balance the nugget.
 One gold nugget weighs 0.008 ounces. A second gold nugget weighs 0.8 ounces.
 How many times as much as the first nugget does the second nugget weigh?
 How many times as much as the second nugget does the first nugget weigh?
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Problem 11
Noah threw the frisbee 4.89 yards.
 Noah threw the frisbee farther than Lin. How far could Lin have thrown the frisbee?
 Andre threw the frisbee farther than Noah but less than 4.9 yards. How far could Andre have thrown the frisbee? Explain your reasoning.
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Problem 12

Label the tick marks. Use the number line to explain your reasoning.
 Which is greater, 0.654 or 0.658? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Problem 13
 Locate 8.359 on the number line.
 A scale measures to the nearest 0.01 gram. What will the scale show for the weight of the coin? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Problem 14
 What is 0.374 rounded to the nearest hundredth? Explain or show your reasoning. Use the number line if it's helpful.
 What is 9.893 rounded to the nearest tenth? What about to the nearest hundredth? Draw a number line if it is helpful.
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Problem 15
List the decimals from least to greatest: 6.95, 6.895, 6.598, 6.985, 5.986
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Problem 16
To the nearest hundredth of a mile per hour, a luge rider's top speed was 81.73 mph. What are some possible speeds to the thousandth of a mile per hour? Use the number line if it is helpful.
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Problem 17
Exploration
 Jada has 3 doubloons. She knows that two of them have the same weight and one of them is heavier than the other two. Jada also has a balance which she can use to compare the weights of coins. Explain or show how Jada can use the balance to figure out which doubloon is heavier and which two are the same weight.
 What if Jada has 5 doubloons and knows that 4 of them have the same weight and one of them is heavier?
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Problem 18
Exploration
There are two packages of ground beef at the store. One package says it has 1 pound of beef. The second package says it has 0.97 pounds of beef. Jada says that the 1 pound package has more beef. Do you agree with Jada? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Section B: Add and Subtract Decimals
Problem 1
Mai and Tyler were playing “Target Number Addition.”
 Mai rolled 6 sixes. How close can Mai get to 1 without going over?
 Tyler rolled 6 fours. How close can Tyler get to 1 without going over?
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Problem 2
 Which whole number is \(3.62 + 1.49\) closest to? Explain or show your reasoning.
 Find the value of \(3.62 + 1.49\).
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Problem 3
Find the value of the expression \(215.7 + 64.94\).
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Problem 4
 Which whole number is \(9.36  6.52\) closest to? Explain or show your reasoning.
 Find the value of \(9.36  6.52\).
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Problem 5

Here is how Elena found the value of \(15.37  8.19\).
Explain Elena's calculations and the meaning of the 15 above the 5 and the 17 above the 7 in 15.37.  Use Elena's algorithm to calculate \(52.63  17.55\).
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Problem 6
Find the value of each expression.
 \(37.06  22.57\)
 \(555  4.44\)
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Problem 7
Exploration
 Kiran finds the value of \(35.16  18.79\) with these calculations.
\(18.79 + 0.21 = 19\)
\(19 + 16.16 = 35.16\)
\(16.16 + 0.21 = 16.37\).
Explain why Kiran’s strategy works.  Find the difference \(22.86  9.99\) in a way that makes sense to you.
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Problem 8
Exploration
Lin is trying to use the digits 1, 3, 4, 2, 5, and 6 to make 2 twodigit decimals whose sum is equal to 1.
 Explain why Lin can not make 1 by adding together 2 twodigit decimal numbers made with these digits.
 What is the closest Lin can get to 1? Explain how you know.
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Section C: Multiply Decimals
Problem 1
 Shade \(5 \times 0.07\) on the first diagram.
 What is the value of \(5 \times 0.07\)? Explain or show your reasoning.
 What is the value of \(5 \times 0.2\)? Use the second diagram if it is helpful.
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Problem 2
 Mai says that \(7 \times 0.4\) and \(7 \times 0.04\) both have the same value. She says that they are both 28. Do you agree with Mai? Explain or show your reasoning.
 Explain why \(8 \times 0.03 = (8 \times 3) \times 0.01\).
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Problem 3

Explain why each expression is equivalent to \(9 \times 0.45\).
\((9 \times 0.4) + (9 \times 0.05)\)
\((9 \times 45) \div 100\)
\((10 \times 0.45)  (1 \times 0.45)\)
 Find the value of \(9 \times 0.45\) using one of the expressions or your own strategy.
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Problem 4
Shade the diagram to represent \(0.7 \times 0.4\).
What is the value of \(0.7 \times 0.4\)?
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Problem 5
 Explain or show why \(5.6 \times 3.4 = (56 \times 34) \times 0.01\).
 Use this strategy to calculate \(5.6 \times 3.4\).
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Problem 6
Exploration
Here is Diego's strategy to find the value of \(17.5 \times 3.3\). I know \(\frac{175}{10} \times \frac{33}{10} = \frac{175 \times 33}{100}\) so I just find \(175 \times 33\) and then divide by 100.
 Explain or show why Diego's method works.
 Use Diego's method to find the value of \(17.5 \times 3.3\).
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Problem 7
Exploration

Han says the picture shows \(4 \times 0.5 = 2\). Label the diagram to show Han's thinking.

Mai says it shows \(10 \times 0.2 = 2\). Label the diagram to show Mai's thinking.
 What other products can the diagram represent? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Section D: Divide Decimals
Problem 1

Find the value of \(1 \div 0.01\). Use the diagram if it is helpful.
 Jada says that there are 100 hundredths in 1 so \(1 \div 0.01\) is 100. Do you agree with Jada? Show or explain your reasoning.
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Problem 2

Find the value of \(2 \div 0.2\). Use the diagram if it is helpful.
 Find the value of \(21 \div 0.2\).
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Problem 3
Here is a diagram.

Explain or show how the diagram shows \(200 \div 25\). What is the value of the expression?
 Explain or show how the diagram shows \(2 \div 0.25\). What is the value of the expression?
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Problem 4
Find the value of each expression. Explain or show your reasoning.

\(0.2 \div 5\). Use the diagram if it is helpful.
 \(6 \div 3\)
 \(6 \div 0.3\)
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Problem 5
Find the value of each expression. Explain or show your reasoning.
 \(0.5 \div 0.1\)
 \(0.5 \div 0.01\)
 \(3.5 \div 0.01\)
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Problem 6
Exploration
Noah has a scale that weighs to the nearest ounce. The table shows the weights of different numbers of paper clips in ounces.
paper clips  weight 

1  0 
10  0 
20  1 
25  1 
50  2 
100  3 
How many ounces do you think each paper clip weighs? Explain or show your reasoning.
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Problem 7
Exploration
The daily recommended allowance of vitamin C for a 5th grader is 0.05 grams.

A vitamin C tablet has 1 gram of vitamin C. How many times the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C is one vitamin C tablet? Use the diagram if it is helpful.

A large orange has 0.18 grams of vitamin C. How many times the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C is in a large orange? Use the diagram if it is helpful.
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