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Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (1)

In this worksheet, students use their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve a range of problems.

'Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must choose the correct number fact to match the story.

 

Example

My father is three times my age.

I am 10.

How old is my father?

 

Answer

This is a multiplication

10 x 3 = 30

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has 35 sweets.

How many more sweets has Tom than Jane?

22 + 35 = 57

22 - 35 = 13

35 - 22 = 13

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Egg boxes have 6 eggs in them.

Anna has 5 boxes.

How many eggs does she have in total?

5 x 6 = 30

6 + 5 = 11

6 x 12 = 72

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
Jack has 20 sweets.

He eats 3 sweets and Jill eats twice as many.

 

How many sweets are left?

20 - 3 - 2 = 15

20 - 3 = 17

20 - 3 - 6 = 11

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

A stool has three legs.

How many legs do eight stools have?

3 x 3 = 9

3 x 8 = 24

8 + 3 = 11

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Matchsticks are 5cm long

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

5 cm + 5 cm = 10 cm

5 x 5 = 25

5 x 5 cm = 25 cm

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

I make 24 cupcakes and share them out equally between four people.

How many do they each get?

 

24 - 4 = 20

24 ÷ 4 = 6

4 ÷ 24 = 6

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
I have six 20p coins in my pocket.  
 
How much do I have in total?

6 x 20 = 120

20 + 6 = 26p

6 x 20p = 120p

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

 

It costs 75p for a child to go swimming at the pool.

How much will it cost for two children?

Tick all the correct answers.

75p + 75p = 150p

75p + 75p = £1.50

75p + 2p = 77p

75p x 2 = 150p

2 x 75p = 150p

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
Eight horses are in a field.
 
How many legs do they have in total?

8 + 4 = 12

8 x 4 = 32

8 + 8 = 16

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

There are normally 20 children in my class.

Four were ill at home.

 

How many were at school?

20 + 4 = 24

20 - 4 = 16

20 x 4 = 80

  • Question 1

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has 35 sweets.

How many more sweets has Tom than Jane?

CORRECT ANSWER
35 - 22 = 13
  • Question 2

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Egg boxes have 6 eggs in them.

Anna has 5 boxes.

How many eggs does she have in total?

CORRECT ANSWER
5 x 6 = 30
  • Question 3

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
Jack has 20 sweets.

He eats 3 sweets and Jill eats twice as many.

 

How many sweets are left?

CORRECT ANSWER
20 - 3 - 6 = 11
  • Question 4

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

A stool has three legs.

How many legs do eight stools have?

CORRECT ANSWER
3 x 8 = 24
  • Question 5

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

Matchsticks are 5cm long

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

CORRECT ANSWER
5 x 5 cm = 25 cm
  • Question 6

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

I make 24 cupcakes and share them out equally between four people.

How many do they each get?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
24 ÷ 4 = 6
  • Question 7

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
I have six 20p coins in my pocket.  
 
How much do I have in total?

CORRECT ANSWER
6 x 20p = 120p
  • Question 8

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

 

It costs 75p for a child to go swimming at the pool.

How much will it cost for two children?

Tick all the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
75p + 75p = 150p
75p + 75p = £1.50
75p x 2 = 150p
2 x 75p = 150p
  • Question 9

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 
Eight horses are in a field.
 
How many legs do they have in total?

CORRECT ANSWER
8 x 4 = 32
  • Question 10

 

Choose the correct number fact to match this story.

 

There are normally 20 children in my class.

Four were ill at home.

 

How many were at school?

CORRECT ANSWER
20 - 4 = 16
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