 # 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:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

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.

Match the multiplications which give the same answers.

## Column B

6 × 7
4 × 8
3 × 4
7 × 6
8 × 1
1 × 8
8 × 4
4 × 3

True or false?

18 ÷ 2  and  2 ÷ 18  are the same.

true

false

5 × 9  is the same as...

9 × 5

5 + 9

9 ÷ 5

14 ÷ 2  is the same as...

none of these

2 ÷ 14

14 × 2

2 × 14

5 × 12 = 60

What is 12 × 5?

Match the multiplications and divisions which give the same answers.

## Column B

8 × 5
5 × 8
3 × 5
no match
5 × 2
2 × 5
15 ÷ 3
5 × 3

Match the multiplications and divisions which give the same answers.

## Column B

8 × 10
no match
10 × 5
5 × 10
10 ÷ 5
10 × 8
2 × 5
5 × 2

12 ÷ 2  is the same as...

2 ÷ 12

2 × 12

none of these

12 × 9  is the same as...

12 ÷ 9

9 × 12

12 + 9

4 × 12 = 48

What is 12 × 4?

• Question 1

Match the multiplications which give the same answers.

## Column B

6 × 7
7 × 6
3 × 4
4 × 3
8 × 1
1 × 8
8 × 4
4 × 8
EDDIE SAYS
Multiplying can be done in any order.
• Question 2

True or false?

18 ÷ 2  and  2 ÷ 18  are the same.

false
EDDIE SAYS
Dividing cannot be done in any order.
• Question 3

5 × 9  is the same as...

9 × 5
EDDIE SAYS
5 × 9 = 9 × 5
• Question 4

14 ÷ 2  is the same as...

none of these
EDDIE SAYS
14 ÷ 2 and 2 ÷ 14 are not the same.
• Question 5

5 × 12 = 60

What is 12 × 5?

60
EDDIE SAYS
It is the same.
• Question 6

Match the multiplications and divisions which give the same answers.

## Column B

8 × 5
5 × 8
3 × 5
5 × 3
5 × 2
2 × 5
15 ÷ 3
no match
EDDIE SAYS
Multiplying can be done in any order.
Dividing cannot.
• Question 7

Match the multiplications and divisions which give the same answers.

## Column B

8 × 10
10 × 8
10 × 5
5 × 10
10 ÷ 5
no match
2 × 5
5 × 2
EDDIE SAYS
Multiplying can be done in any order.
Dividing cannot.
• Question 8

12 ÷ 2  is the same as...

none of these
EDDIE SAYS
Dividing cannot be done in reverse order.
• Question 9

12 × 9  is the same as...

9 × 12
EDDIE SAYS
12 × 9 = 9 × 12
• Question 10

4 × 12 = 48

What is 12 × 4?

48
EDDIE SAYS
It is the same.
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