# Multiplication and division problem solving

## Home learning focus

Learn about multiplication and division problem solving.

This includes:

- two videos
- one worksheet
- one interactive activity

# Learn

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 ?

# Practise

## 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.

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.

# There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.