  # Multiply simple numbers

In this worksheet, students answer questions that require them to use their multiplication skills. 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.          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.      How many seats are there?

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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