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This is a level 3 number activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework.
use multiplication facts to solve word problems
In this activity, students need to recognise that some equations (using whole numbers only) cannot be solved. For example, two cannot be multiplied by a whole number to equal 15.
Teachers may need to remind students that Julie is included in the total at the dinner party. They also need to focus on using only the two times table to reach the required solutions.
Answers to Activities
The winner is Julie. She can get four equations right.
1. Yes, 6 x 2 = 12; 12 carrots cut in half gives 24 half carrots. (Julie will be eating as well.)
2. Put them in the cauldron three times:
first time 3 x 2 = 6
second time 6 x 2 = 12
third time 12 x 2 = 24