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
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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 