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Missing Multiplier Word Problems

Missing Multiplier Word Problems
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In this worksheet, students use the pre-algebra skills they have been working on to solve a series of word problems.

This worksheet is a part of a larger unit where students learn a variety of prealgebra skills, including equivalent equations and inverse operations, to solve multiplication and division problems with missing digits.

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Curriculum Codes

AC9M5A01 9

Recognise and explain the connection between multiplication and division as inverse operations and use this to develop families of number facts

AC9M5A02 9

Find unknown values in numerical equations involving multiplication and division using the properties of numbers and operations

AC9M5N10 9

Create and use algorithms involving a sequence of steps and decisions and digital tools to experiment with factors, multiples and divisibility; identify, interpret and describe emerging patterns

ACMNA121 8.4

Find unknown quantities in number sentences involving multiplication and division and identify equivalent number sentences involving multiplication and division


Use equivalent number sentences involving multiplication and division to find unknown quantities

MA3-1WM old

Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

MA3-2WM old

Selects and applies appropriate problem- solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

MA3-3WM old

Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

MA3-8NA old

Analyses and creates geometric and number patterns, constructs and completes number sentences, and locates points on the Cartesian plane

MA3-RN-01 new

Applies an understanding of place value and the role of zero to represent the properties of numbers

MA3-RN-02 new

Compares and orders decimals up to 3 decimal places

MA3-RN-03 new

Determines percentages of quantities, and finds equivalent fractions and decimals for benchmark percentage values

MA3-MR-01 new

Selects and applies appropriate strategies to solve multiplication and division problems

MA3-MR-02 new

Constructs and completes number sentences involving multiplicative relations, applying the order of operations to calculations

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