Word problems involving multiplication (×3, ×4)

Introduced in the Year 3, Year 4 curriculum as: "Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3,4, and 8 multiplication tables"

Word problems that ask you to multiply often have words like 'rows', 'bags'

or lots' in them. The problem normally tells you how many are in each

thing.

Example 1:

There are 3 rows of boxes with 5 boxes in each row. How many boxes

altogether?

3 × 5 = 15

Example 2:

I have 2 bags of books, with 4 books in each bag. How many books are

there in total?

2 × 4 = 8


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