This set includes twelve multiplication word problems. For each problem students will show the answer as groups of, an array, jumps on a number line, an equation and in a sentence.
Using multiple strategies to find and show the answer helps students to visualize and understand how and why multiplication works.
These come with two versions of number lines. One with numbers and one without for students to fill out.
All the word problems in this set have products of 50 or less. There are three word problems where students need to find the missing factor.
Developing understanding of multiplication strategies is one of the four critical areas for third grade math instruction according to the Common Core standards. The standards expect students to solve word problems using equal groups, arrays, drawings and equations (3.OA.A.3). These word problems will help students meet this standard while preparing them to use the area model later on. Plus, they have some cute graphics and my kids really enjoy doing them!
Aligned with CCSS:
Common Core Standard 3.OA.A3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Common Core Standard 4.OA.A2
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
Here are my 1st grade word problem worksheets you may be interested in:
1st Grade Addition Word Problems Farm Animal Theme
1st Grade Subtraction Word Problems Farm Animal Theme
1st Grade Addition Multistep Word Problems
1st Grade Word Problems Covers All 1st Grade CCSS for Word Problems
1st Grade Addition Word Problems Elf Theme
Here are my other word problem worksheets you may be interested in:
One Step Addition Word Problem Worksheets Level 1, 2 & 3
One Step Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets Level 1, 2 & 3
One Step Addition & Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets Level 1, 2 & 3 Bundle
One Step Multiplication Word Problem Worksheets Level 2
One Step Division Word Problem Worksheets Level 1
One Step Division Word Problem Worksheets Level 2
One Step Multiplication & Division Word Problem Worksheets Level 1 & 2 Bundle
Here are my word problems for journals you may be interested in:
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems for Math Journals
Multiplication and Division Word Problems for Math Journals
Word Problems for Math Journals - Multiplication, Division, Addition & Subtraction Bundle
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