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Divide by 4 Using Repeated Addition

In this worksheet, students will learn to multiply by 4.

'Divide by 4 Using Repeated Addition' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

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

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn about multiplying by 4.


To multiply by four, we can use repeated addition.


Here is a cow. One cow has 4 legs.


a cow


Let's think about what happens if we have 5 cows, each with 4 legs and we want to find the total number of legs!


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We could count the legs one by one but this would take a while!


Instead, let's use repeated addition to show the total. 


5 groups of 4 looks like this as repeated addition

4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 20

There are 20 legs in total!


Now let's try an example of multiplying by 4, using repeated addition. 



Here are 4 cows. They each have 4 legs. How many legs in total?


a cowa cowa cowa cow



In total, there are 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16 legs.

What is 4 times 4?

4 × 4 = 16


Now that you understand repeated addition, let's try some questions. 


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