My mum's a teacher and she found thid really cool way of multiplying decimals in a teaching book. In the book it calls it 'Italian'.

Here goes...

## Step 1: Table

Set out a rectangle like this:

(The dots are decimal points)

(The diagonal lines are important)

Very interesting, thanks for sharing this technique. This website has some multiplying decimals worksheets to practice with: http://stemsheets.com/math/multiplying-decimals-worksheet-horizontal

I am not seeing any addition in this particular step.