Multiplication and division problem solving

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Learn about multiplication and division problem solving.

This includes:

  • two videos
  • one worksheet
  • one interactive activity


There's usually more than one way to solve a maths problem and knowing your times tables will be a big help.

When working out a maths problem, what type of calculation is needed? For example, do you need to multiply or divide?

Find out how Multiplication Boy decides how many sausages are needed for Charlie's party in the video below. How would you work out 11 x 4?

When approaching division, have a think about what method you might use. Charlie's having a problem with some balloons so Divider Girl comes to the rescue. How would you work out 25 ÷ 5 ?


Activity 1

First, have a go at completing this worksheet from Twinkl. Remember, you can print it out of just make a note of the answers on a sheet of paper.

How many ways?

Click here for the answers.

Activity 2

Mathematica needs you! Complete your basic training and then navigate to the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication and Dark Tower of Division for some multiplication and division problems.

Game - Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

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