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Multiply simple numbers

In this worksheet, students answer questions that require them to use their multiplication skills.

'Multiply simple numbers' worksheet

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 multiplication problems using pictures to help. 

 

Look at the diagram. It shows a multiplication problem. 

 

There are two rows with five people in each row. 

 

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man in chair man in chair man in chair man in chair man in chair

 

Also, there are five columns with two people in each column.

 

We could write 2 different multiplication calculations for this picture. 

2 × 5 = 10

5 × 2 = 10

 

It doesn't matter which way round we write the numbers, as multiplication is commutative. 

This means it can be done in any order. 

 

Let's try an example question together.

 

Example

There are 3 rows.

There are 2 seats in each row.

 

man in chair man in chair
man in chair man in chair
man in chair man in chair

 

How many seats are there?

 

Answer

We could write 2 different multiplication calculations for this picture. 

2 × 3 = 6

3 × 2 = 6

 

Now it's your turn to complete some questions like this. 

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