In this activity, we'll be looking at how we can multiply decimals without using a calculator to estimate the answer.
But, how do we do this?
First, we round both decimals to the nearest whole numbers, and then we simply do the multiplication sum.
4.11 × 8.75 =?
Here, we round 4.11 down to the whole number 4, and we round 8.75 up to the whole number 9.
(Remember, if the number after the decimal point is 5 or higher we round up, if it's a 4 or lower then we round down.)
So, now we have the following sum, which we can work out using our times table knowledge.
4 × 9 = 36