The most fundamental branch of math is arithmetic operations. It consists of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers. We're willing to bet that doing these operations on whole numbers is a piece of cake, but now we'll mix those numbers up with decimals and fractions. We'll also introduce the idea exponents as they become much more important moving forward. So sharpen that pencil and relax in your chair, we're going for a ride!
Honestly, once you remember one very important rule, the rest of adding and subtracting decimals is a snap. That rule is to be sure and align your decimals first. In this tutorial, you'll get a chance to practice this with us and become fluent adding decimals. We'll tackle subtracting decimals in the next tutorial.
You've already multiplied decimals in the 5th grade. We'll show you some ways to handle slightly more complicated problems. Now you'll become super good at it with a bit more practice! Common Core Standard: 6.NS.B.3
In 3rd grade, you learned that there is an easier way to write "5+5+5". You saw that 5+5+5=3x5. But is there an easier way to write repeated multiplication (like "5x5x5")? Absolutely! That's exactly what exponents are for! Common Core Standard: 6.EE.A.1