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Understand How to Use Word Formulae

In this worksheet, students will use simple word formulae to work out the answers.

'Understand How to Use Word Formulae' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

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Worksheet Overview

A word formula is an instruction explaining how to work something out.



Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for roast beef.  Using this formula, the beef will come out cooked 'medium'.


beef joint


Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30


For how long should a 3 kg joint of beef be cooked?



The weight is 3 kg, so ....

Cooking time = 3 x 30 = 90 minutes.


This is a very useful skill to develop if you want to be able to cook successful meals!


girl dressed as a cook


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