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# Goals for CMP2 Missing Factors, Bits and Pieces III, Problem 2.2

• Estimate the relative size of a decimal product prior to finding an exact answer
• Develop place-value understanding of decimal multiplication
• Solve problems that require decimal multiplication
• Consider how finding a decimal part of and a fraction part of a quantity affects the relative size of a product
• Use place value to reason about decimal multiplication
• Explore the relationship between factors and products in decimal multiplication
• Develop estimation strategies for finding decimal products
• Use estimation as a strategy for locating the position of the decimal in finding exact decimal products
• Generalize an approach to placing the decimal point into a product that involves counting and adding decimal places
• Consider when various strategies are useful for finding decimal products
• Understand what happens to place value and the position of the decimal when you multiply by powers of ten
• Develop at least one efficient algorithm for multiplying decimals