When we solve some number problems, using groups can help us work out the parts of our problems in the correct order. Brackets help to show us the groups we are working on first.

Worked Examples

Question 1

Write the number sentence described as:

The sum of $4$4 and $6$6 is multiplied by $2$2.

Question 2

Write the number sentence described as:

Multiply $2$2 less than $9$9 with $2$2 more than $7$7.

Question 3

Write the number sentence described as:

$4$4 less than $6$6 is divided by $5$5 less than $6$6.

Outcomes

NA3-1

Use a range of additive and simple multiplicative strategies with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.