  # Multiplying and Dividing Order (1)

In this worksheet, students must understand that multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot. Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Order for Multiplication/Division

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

Notice that:

2 × 5 = 10    and    5 × 2 = 10

10 × 2 = 20    and    2 × 10 = 20

5 × 10 = 50    and    10 × 5 = 50

7 × 5 = 35    and    5 × 7 = 35

Multiplying can be done in any order

You always get the same answer.

*****WARNING*****

Dividing is different.

10 ÷ 5 = 2    but     5 ÷ 10 = ½

They are NOT the same.

Dividing cannot be done in any order.

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