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4.04 Multistep problems


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We have learnt to write a number problem from a story problem with multiplication or division already.

There were $3$3 rows of trees in a field, with $10$10 trees in each row.

  1. Write a multiplication number sentence for this word problem.

  2. How many trees are there in total in the field?


What happens if our story has more than one part to it? Let's see how to turn that into a number problem with multiplication and division.


There are $2$2 flower beds in Irene's backyard.

Each flower bed has $4$4 strawberry plants.

  1. How many strawberry plants are there in total?

  2. If each plant has $3$3 fruit growing on it, how many strawberries are there in total?


We can use pictures, numbers or symbols for our problems, so it helps to know how to use each method.



Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts


Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder


Solve word problems by using number sentences involving multiplication or division where there is no remainder

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