How many?

How many?

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This task is about solving story problems.

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house with 4 windows each side
a)  Each side of the house has 4 windows. The house has 4 sides.
     How many windows does the house have altogether? 

 

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sheep
b)  Some sheep have lambs.
     There are 30 sheep that have 2 lambs each.
     How many lambs is this? 

 

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cartoon goat
c)  There are 7 goats that have 3 baby goats each.

     How many baby goats is this? 

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cartoon hen
d)  There are 8 hens that have 4 chicks each.
     How many chicks is this? 

 

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cow
e) A farmer has 7 different fields. He puts 8 cows in each field.
     How many cows are there altogether? 

 

Task administration: 
This task can be completed with pencil and paper or online (with auto marking displayed to students).
Level:
2
Description of task: 
Students solve story problems involving multiplication and division.
Curriculum Links: 
Links to National Standards (Number strategies Level 2)
This resource can provide one source of evidence of students' ability to use their knowledge of place value and partitioning whole numbers to solve multiplication problems.
Learning Progression Frameworks
This resource can provide evidence of learning associated with within the Mathematics Learning Progressions Frameworks.
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Answers/responses: 
  Y5 (04/1999)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
16
60
21
32
56
easy
easy
easy
easy
moderate
Diagnostic and formative information: 
   Common error Likely calculation Likely reason
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
8
32
10
12
15
4 + 4
30 + 2
7 + 3
8 + 4
8 + 7
Adds rather than multiplying.
d) 24, 28, 36   Confuses 8 × 4 with 6 × 4, 7 × 4 or 9 × 4
e) 48, 64   Confuses 7 × 8 with 6 × 8 or 8 × 8