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Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (3)

In this worksheet, students use their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to answer number problems.

'Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (3)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will work on word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

 

Before starting to solve a word problem, we must check which operation is needed.

 

Let's take a look at a word problem together. 

 

Jake has 17 stickers.

Jane has twice as many as Jake.

How many does Jane have?

 

This question is a multiplication word problem. 

We need to double the number of stickers Jake has, to find out how many Jane has. 

To double a number, we multiply it by 2.

 

17 × 2 = 34

Jane has 34 stickers. 

 

Now let's try an example question together.

 

Example

There are 18 children on a bus.

Three get off and two more get on. Then 10 get off and 4 get on.

How many are left on the bus?

 

Answer

This is a subtraction problem.

18 - 3 + 2 = 15 + 2 = 17

17 - 10 + 4 = 11

11 children are left on the bus.

 

Now you're ready to try some questions by yourself. 

 

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