Counting sheep 0 Overview Using this Resource Connecting to the Curriculum Marking Student Responses Working with Students Further Resources This task is about calculating the number of sheep in a flock. Question 1Change answer A shepherd put his sheep in groups of 4 for easy counting. They were dipped in 3s and then penned in 6s. A shepherd put his sheep in groups of 4 for easy counting. They were dipped in 3s and then penned in 6s. a) i) If there were 108 groups of 4 sheep how many sheep were there altogether? sheep ii) How many groups of 3 sheep were dipped? groups iii) How many groups of 6 sheep were penned? groups Task administration: This task can be completed with pencil and paper or online (with SOME auto marking). Level: 3 Curriculum info: Maths, Number and Algebra, Number Strategies Keywords: arithmetic operations, multiplication, division, divisibility Description of task: Students multiply two numbers, then divide the total by 3 and by 6. Learning Progression FrameworksThis resource can provide evidence of learning associated with Multiplicative thinking, sets 4-5 within the Mathematics Learning Progressions Frameworks.Read more about the Learning Progressions Frameworks. Answers/responses: Y7 (11/1996) a) i) 432 easy ii) 144 or answer to a) ÷ 3 moderate iii) 72 or answer to a) ÷ 6 moderate Teaching and learning: This resource can help to identify students' ability to apply additive or simple multiplicative ideas flexibly to combine or partition whole numbers to solve multiplication and division problems. Buying vegetables Buying books Buying retro CDs and DVDs Cans of fruit drink Packing cherries Calculating with time Estimating sweets and buses Writing word problems Selling cars Town hall concert Multiplying and dividing decimals Money computations Multiplying and dividing fractions Using brackets II The price of flour Estimating cards, money and pinecones Estimating sweets Powerful twenty five How many are there? Buying more CDs and DVDs Saving money Bigger or smaller? Buying a phone Anahera's sweets Multiplying and dividing fractions II