# Solve Word Problems Using the 3, 4 and 8 Times Tables

In this worksheet, students will recall multiplication facts from the 3, 4 and 8 times tables to solve word problems.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Multiplication/Division Facts (3, 4 and 8)

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be solving problems by multiplying numbers by 3, 4 and 8.

We need to read the question very carefully to work out what we need to do.

Farmer Smith has 3 cows.

How many legs do his cows have altogether?

In this question, we have to multiply by 4 because cows have 4 legs!

The farmer has 3 cows, so we need to use the multiplication fact 3 × 4 or 4 × 3.

3 lots of 4 is 12.

So, Farmer Smith's cows have 12 legs in total.

Let's look at an example.

Example

Farmer Sarah has 5 pigs.

How many legs do her pigs have in total?

We know that pigs have 4 legs.

We know that Farmer Sarah has 5 pigs.

5 × 4 = 20

Now you're ready to try some questions. Good luck!

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