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Common Core Standards

Powers of 10

Grade: 5th Grade

Math.5.NBT.2 or 5.NBT.A.2


Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.


Math.5.NBT.7 or 5.NBT.B.7


Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

5th Grade Math - Powers of 10 Lesson
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