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Lesson 4: Solving Word Problems with Multiplication

Brain Teaser!

Complete the challenge by recognising the multiples from the table. You can select either multiples up to either the 12 or 10 times table. Multiples can then be worked on either as individual times tables or mixed.


Solving Word Problems using Grid or Expanded Column Multiplication


Today you are going to be applying your skills on column multiplication, that you've been practising, to word problems.

Just like previously we use RUCSAC to solve our word problems. Do you remember what this stands for? Discuss it with someone at home.


Here is a YouTube clip to help you understand how to use RUCSAC to solve word problems 

Using RUCSAC To Solve Problems

Below is a PowerPoint with example questions that you can go through with someone at home to help you practice and understand before you move onto the main activity.


When you have understood what RUCSAC is and how to use it, we would like you to put it into practice by solving some word problems using grid or expanded column multiplication.

Below are different word problem sheets. One star, two star and 3 star; choose the one you feel comfortable with but do challenge yourself!

You must complete at least ONE sheet 


There is also a challenge work sheet which involves solving two step word problems -  if you are feeling daring, please give this a go!


There are answer sheets included which you can use at the end to check your work. Please go through your answers with someone at home.