Friday, November 11, 2011

Math: Multiplication Word Problems

I mentioned this before, but these multiplication word problems are worth another mention. We've been doing three each day at the beginning of math time for LD (age 8). 

1. If 1 dress can be made from 6 yards of calico, how many yards will it take to make 2 dresses?
        Solution. — For 2 dresses it will take 2 times 6 yards, which are 12yards.
2. Mary has 3 hens, and each hen has 6 chickens: how many chickens are there in all ?
3. If there are 6 panes of glass in one window, how many panes are there in 4 windows?
4. If 1 orange is worth 5 peaches, how many peaches are 6 oranges worth?
5. John bought 6 quarts of plums, at 6 cents a quart: how much did they cost?
6. If 1 quart of strawberries cost 7 cents, how much will 6 quarts cost?
7. If a man eat 6 ounces of bread in 1 day, how many ounces will he eat in 8 days?
8. What will bo the cost of 6 lead-pencils, at 9 cents each?
9. I bought 6 dozen eggs, at 10 cents a dozen: how much did they cost?

From Ray's New Primary Arithmetic for Young Learners copyright expired, 1877 

He also practices adding and subtracting in the thousands with regrouping with these Montessori math sheets a couple times a week (there are sheets adding/subtracting ones/ones, tens/tens, hundreds/hundreds as well) :
Montessori Addition Worksheets Link
Montessori Subtraction Worksheets Link

The picture left shows one of the sheets. It's been useful because the numbers are so large and are in columns. You can click on the picture to see it closer up.

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